Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Making Tuesday Tasty-Chicken Cacciatore


Here's another healthy Ellie Krieger recipe. Super yummy and you can edit out those things that you don't like. I like the flavor of red bell pepper sometimes but, most of the time it doesn't agree with me. So, I would probably replace it with another veggie like summer squash or something like that.

Ingredients

4 skinless chicken breast halves on the bone, about 2 pounds
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 pound white mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can whole tomatoes in juice, chopped and juice reserved
1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes or more, to taste

Directions

Rinse the chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a saute pan over moderately high heat. Brown the chicken on both sides, about 8 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside. Reduce the heat to moderate. Add the onion and pepper, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms begin to brown. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the wine and cook until reduced by half. Add the tomatoes and juice, oregano, red pepper flakes and 1/4 teaspoon of salt and simmer the mixture covered for 10 minutes.

Return the chicken breasts to the pan and simmer, covered, until the chicken is just done, about 20 minutes longer.

*photo and recipe credit foodnetwork.com*

2 comments:

Marina said...

This looks yummy! I think I'll have to take out some chicken tonight to make it :) Thanks for the great recipes!

Melanie said...

anytime Marina!