Chicken Cacciatore, a hearty and earthy version of the classic Italian dish that goes extremely well over your favorite pasta or just on its own.
Chicken Cacciatore is a popular Italian dish that is traditionally made with braised chicken or rabbit and often include base ingredients like onions, garlic and tomatoes. This classic dish must have hundreds of versions, all resulting in a delicious, flavorful pot of braised chicken. My version is simplified with only a handful of basic ingredients and extremely juicy and tender chicken that falls off the bone. I received two thumbs up from both my kids who are my harshest critics so I hope you'll try this easy recipe and that your family will enjoy it as much as mine does.
by Miss Crumbs A Lot
2 lbs Chicken Thighs
2 Green Bell Peppers (cut into 1 inch bite size pieces)
1 Onion (finely diced)
3 cloves Garlic (chopped)
2 cups Sliced Mushrooms
1 can 29oz Tomato Sauce
1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
6 sprigs Thyme
1 1/2 tbsp Olive Oil
1. In a cast iron pot, heat olive oil on medium/high heat. Brown the chicken pieces for a few minutes on each side. Remove from pot and set aside.
2. With the remaining oil in the pot, stir fry garlic and onions for a few minutes, until fragrant. Add in green bell peppers and mushrooms and mix well.
3. Add in tomato sauce and bring to a light boil.
4. Add balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
5. Return the chicken pieces to the pot and add thyme.
6. Cover and bake in oven at 425 degrees F for 1 hour.
7. Serve over your favorite pasta, rice or salad.
A Singaporean SAHM living in Houston, Texas. Discovering her potential in the kitchen with authentic Singaporean Cuisine. And exploring the dynamic food scene Houston has to offer.