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Chicken Cacciatore

The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

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A cacciatore was a hunting-lodge dish, a way to slow-simmer tough game birds to tenderness. Flavorful chicken thighs need no special treatment but they do take so well to the traditional wine, tomato and mushroom sauce.



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Chicken Cacciatore

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 10 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf, parsley

Preparation

  1. Place flour in a shallow dish. Lightly dredge each chicken thigh in the flour. Discard the remaining flour.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate, cover and keep warm.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil to the skillet. Add onion, mushrooms and rosemary and cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, white wine, salt and pepper and cook until the onion is very soft, about 5 minutes. Return the chicken to the pan, nestle into the sauce, reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the sauce is thickened and the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Nutrition

Per serving: 341 calories; 14 g fat (4 g sat, 7 g mono); 93 mg cholesterol; 12 g carbohydrates; 29 g protein; 2 g fiber; 616 mg sodium; 547 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (53% daily value), Niacin (45% dv), Vitamin C (30% dv), Zinc (20% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 3 1/2 lean meat, 1 fat


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Recipe Categories

Ease of Preparation
Moderate
Total Time
45 minutes or less
Servings
4
Main Ingredient
Chicken
Preparation/ Technique
Saute
Meal/Course
Dinner

Season
Spring
Fall
Winter
Type of Dish
Main dish, poultry
Ethnic/Regional
Italian
Mediterranean
Health & Diet Considerations
Low carbohydrate
High potassium
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