Simply Good Chicken Cacciatore

Martha Price

By
@Karenella

My (first) mother-in-law was known for her dislike of cooking, and, after her children were grown and on their own, she relied on frozen entrees and 'take-out' much of the time. So I was surprised when she served home-made Chicken Cacciatore when having my husband and me to dinner one time. I loved it, and asked for the recipe. After seeing how easy it is to make, I understood its' appeal to her (in addition to its taste, of course!).

*She did not pour off the "grease" after browning the chicken - neither do I. Not the healthiest way to cook, I'll admit, but the drippings do add
flavor!


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1
chicken, cut into serving pieces
oil
flour
salt and pepper, to taste
2 - 3 clove
garlic, chopped
1/2
onion, finely chopped
1/2
green (bell) pepper, chopped
1
small can sliced or chopped mushrooms, drained
1 can(s)
chopped tomatoes (16 oz)
1 can(s)
(8-oz) tomato sauce
1 - 2 Tbsp
italian seasoning

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix enough flour, salt, and pepper to coat chicken pieces. Slightly dampen chicken pieces with water, then coat well with seasoned flour.
2
Heat just enough oil to brown chicken. Brown chicken pieces until golden brown - add garlic and onion towards end of browning; saute until garlic and onion are tender, - a couple of minutes.
3
Do not pour oil out of pan! Add rest of ingredients; mix well. Cover pan, heat to boiling, then turn down to a slow simmer.
4
Simmer for one hour, or until chicken is tender. Serve with plain spaghetti and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #easy, #Yummy, #versatile