Chicken Caciatore


Just like Mama used to make (If she was Italian,Mine wasnt so this will have to do 🙂  )


1 cut up chicken
2 red bell peppers cut into 1/2″ slices
2 green bell peppers cut into 1/2″ slices
1 medium yellow onion halved and sliced into 1/2″ slices
6 cloves garlic sliced in half
10 oz brown mushrooms sliced
1 cup white wine
28oz can whole tomatoes with juice,crused by hand
3 Tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
3 Tbsp capers
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
3/4 cup flour
salt and pepper
1 cup olive oil

mix the flour with 2 Tbsp salt and 1 Tbsp pepper in a bowl. Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour and shake off the excess>
in a large saute pan heat the oil over medium high heat. working in batches saute the chicken until golden brown on both sides (about 5 minutes a side)
remove the chicken and set aside.
add the garlic to the oil and saute,stirring until its golden brown. remove with a slotted spoon and set aside with the chicken>
saute the mushrooms in the oil until they release their liquid,5 minutes or so. add the peppers and onion and saute until soft stirring often.add the wine and reduce by half. stir in the tomato paste,tomatoes,red pepper flakes,oregano and capers. return the chicken and garlic to the pan,bring to a boil,reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.
uncover and simmer 15 minutes more or until the chicken is cooked through. stir in the basil just before serving.

Serves 4


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