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Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Photo by: Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

Chicken Cacciatore

Serve on a bed of spaghetti or with a short pasta like penne or cavatappi for a complete meal.

Cooking Light MARCH 2012

  • Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 2 chicken thighs, 1 cup vegetable mixture, and about 1 tablespoon cheese)
  • Hands-on: 37 Minutes
  • Total: 1 Hour, 7 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs, skinned (about 2 1/2 pounds)
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped red bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 1/3 cups lower-sodium marinara sauce (such as McCutcheon's)
  • 1 ounce Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, shaved

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Add 2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add 4 chicken thighs to pan; cook for 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove chicken from pan, and keep warm. Repeat procedure with 2 teaspoons olive oil and remaining chicken.

3. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil to pan, and swirl to coat. Add bell peppers, 1 cup onion, celery, rosemary, minced garlic, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt; cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms; cook for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in marinara sauce; cook 1 minute.

4. Spread vegetable mixture in bottom of a 13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish. Arrange chicken on top of the vegetable mixture. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into chicken registers 160°. Sprinkle with cheese.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 352
  • Fat: 15.5g
  • Saturated fat: 3.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 7.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Protein: 32.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 36.3g
  • Fiber: 3.2g
  • Cholesterol: 119mg
  • Iron: 2.4mg
  • Sodium: 596mg
  • Calcium: 128mg
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