Hearty Chicken Cacciatore

Southern Living
Makes 6 to 8 servings


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1 (3 1/2-pound) package chicken pieces
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 (8-ounce) packages sliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup dry red wine
1 (16-ounce) package linguine, cooked


Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Brown the chicken pieces in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; remove chicken, and set aside.

Add onion to the skillet, and sauté 5 minutes over medium heat, or until transparent. Add minced garlic; sauté 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, and chicken broth. Add bell pepper, oregano, basil, and remaining salt and pepper.

Return chicken to skillet; cover and simmer over medium-low heat 45 minutes or until chicken is tender. Add mushrooms and wine; cook, uncovered, 40 minutes. Serve with hot cooked linguine.

Created date

October 2003