One Skillet Chicken Cacciatore
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a very large ovenproof skillet with a lid heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook about 10 minutes or until light brown, turning once. Remove chicken from skillet; set aside. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon of the drippings.Advertisement
To prepare the sauce: in the same skillet cook mushrooms, onions, and garlic in the reserved 1 tablespoon drippings for 6 to 8 minutes or until tender. Stir in wine and tomato paste. Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Stir in undrained tomatoes, thyme, and bay leaf. Arrange chicken pieces on top of the tomato mixture. Bring to boiling.
Bake chicken in covered skillet for 25 to 30 minutes or until no longer pink (170 degrees F for breasts, 180 degrees F for thighs and drumsticks).
Remove chicken from skillet; keep warm. Discard bay leaf. Bring tomato-mushroom mixture to simmering over medium-high heat. In a small bowl combine the cold water and cornstarch. Whisk cornstarch mixture into tomato-mushroom mixture. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 1 minute more or until thickened and bubbly.
Serve mushroom-tomato mixture over chicken. Drizzle with lemon juice. Serve with parsley sprigs and, if desired, lemon wedges.
3 lean meat, 1 vegetables, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat