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Chicken Cacciatore

Oxmoor House

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 thigh and 1 drumstick, about 1 cup vegetable mixture, and 1/2 cup pasta)
The Italian word "cacciatore" translates to "hunter" in English, referring to a dish prepared with tomatoes, mushrooms, and onions–"hunter-style."

Ingredients

  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs (2 1/4 pounds), skinned
  • 8 bone-in chicken drumsticks (1 3/4 pounds), skinned
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 (8-ounce) package mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, vertically sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, vertically sliced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/3 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole plum tomatoes, undrained and chopped
  • 4 cups hot cooked fettuccine
  • Chopped fresh thyme (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 361
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 7.6 g
  • satfat 1.7 g
  • monofat 2.9 g
  • polyfat 1.7 g
  • protein 32.5 g
  • carbohydrate 35.6 g
  • fiber 3.4 g
  • cholesterol 106 mg
  • iron 3.5 mg
  • sodium 476 mg
  • calcium 59 mg

How to Make It

  1. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add half of chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Place chicken in a 5-quart electric slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken. Place mushrooms on top of chicken.

  2. Add garlic, onion, and bell peppers to pan; sprinkle vegetables with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Reduce heat to medium, and cook 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring often. Add wine, scraping pan to loosen brown bits. Cook 1 minute. Stir in flour. Stir in oregano, thyme, and tomatoes.

  3. Pour tomato mixture over mushrooms in slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 3 hours or until chicken is very tender. Serve over fettuccine. Sprinkle with additional thyme, if desired.

Cook's Notes

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