Thursday, December 30, 2010

Favorite 2010 Recipes "Chicken Cacciatore" Repost


  • Flour, to coat chicken
  • 2 (2 1/2 to 3-pound) chickens, cut into 8 pieces with the breasts cut into 1/3's
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
  • 10 to 12 ounces white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 large onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 green bell peppers, cored, seeded, and sliced into 1/2-inch strips
  • 2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded, and sliced into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 (15 1/2-ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, with their juice, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 6 leaves fresh basil, chopped


Place the flour in a shallow dish and coat the chicken pieces, shaking off any excess. Heat the oil in a large saucepot over medium-high heat.
Add the chicken in batches and fry until golden brown on all sides. When all the chicken has been cooked, set it aside. Add the garlic to the pan and cook until it turns golden brown. Add the mushrooms and saute for 5 to 7 minutes, until they release most of their liquid. Add the onion and bell peppers and saute until the vegetables are soft, approximately 6 minutes.
Add the wine and let reduce for about 1 minute. Add the chicken broth, tomatoes, crushed red pepper, salt oregano and tomato paste. Return the chicken to the pot and bring the liquid to a boil, stirring constantly. Turn down the heat and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes. Stir in the fresh basil just before serving.
This dish goes well with any pasta or rice and tastes even better the following day.

This was the first time we have ever made Chicken Cacciatore, and we really loved the recipe.  It was just delicious, and the best we have ever tasted.  We served it over spaghetti, next time we want to try it over rice.  We highly recommend this recipe and we think Firefighter Keith Young is the bombdiggity!!!!  
"Mama mia, così delizioso"
Il mio amore per te,



  1. Okay. Who IS FF Keith anyway? :) This looks delicious Joyce and I like it over rice myself. Great dish!!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. I'm with Mary... who is FF Keith... Great recipe

  3. Oh yes - I can taste this recipe and want to cook it right away now. filled with flavor - warming, comforting... getting obsessed with it.

  4. If this recipe is from a firefighter and he is from Queens, then this HAS to be good!!! I'm trying it soon!!! Thanks!

  5. I'm so glad you reposted this. It is a great recipe. I hope you have a great New Year. Blessings...Mary


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