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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Chicken Cacciatore

Inspired by Filipo's Italian Restaurant, reviewed below, and the musings of Italian men, I have created a Chicken Cacciatore that will bring any worth-while man to his knees - begging you to stop before he cries out, "Mangia!"



3- to 3 1/2-lbs of your favorite chicken parts (thighs are my favorite) 
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup olive oil
1 medium green bell pepper
2 medium onions
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms, or canned. 
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped                                                                                                
Grated Parmesan cheese, if desired
  • Coat chicken with flour, heat oil over med-high heat, cook chicken 20 min to brown.  Drain.
  • Stir chopped bell pepper and onions, and remaining ingredients except cheese into skillet with chicken.
  • Heat to boiling, reduce heat, cover and simmer 40 min. or until thickest part of chicken is no longer pink.  Serve with cheese.


Easy:  Place all ingredients in crock pot and cook on low for 6 - 8 hrs., or on high for 4 hrs.

On the SideItalian bread, with Whipped butter

Wine Pairing Pinot Grigio, Merlot.

Spankings: Biscotti and a glass of Vin Santo.  Vin Santo is a mildly sweet dessert wine.


 In this part of the story I am the one who
Dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you,
Because I love you, Love, in fire and blood.

Pablo Neruda

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