Chicken Cacciatore literally means Hunter's Chicken, and it's a very quick, easy and comforting dish! It's fast enough to make for dinner when you get home from work and still has wonderful flavor and is a very hearty meal!
YOU WILL NEED:
4 large skinless chicken thighs
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tbs olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbs capers
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
1/2 tsp oregano
1 1/2 cups button mushrooms, quartered
Salt and pepper for seasoning
*Traditionally this dish also uses bell peppers, so you could definitely add that.
1. First, prepare your chicken. Season each chicken thigh with salt and pepper on both sides, then place the flour in a ziplock bag and coat the chicken in the flour. In a large pan, heat the olive oil, and brown the chicken thighs. (You could of course use a different part of the chicken, but I like to use thighs in this because they have a lot more flavor).
2. Once the chicken is browned, remove it and saute the onion and minced garlic in the same pan. Once the onion is translucent, place the chicken back in the pan.
3. Add the can of tomatoes, chicken stock and oregano, and season well. Cover and let simmer for about half an hour.
4. In the meantime, prepare your mushrooms. Clean and quarter them. (You can also start cooking your pasta at this point if you are serving it with this dish).
5. Add quartered mushrooms and the capers to the chicken, and cook for another 10 - 15 minutes. Serve hot with pasta or some fresh Italian bread and salad on the side! Buon Apetito!
HAPPY COOKING, EVERYONE!
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