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simply good chicken cacciatore

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Martha Price
San Jose, CA

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!

★★★★★ 3
serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For simply good chicken cacciatore

  • 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
    chopped tomatoes (16 oz)
  • 1 can
    (8-oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
    italian seasoning

How To Make simply good chicken cacciatore

  • 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.