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Chicken Cacciatore

Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Elizabeth Blake
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 1 hr, 10 mins
Yield Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs and drumsticks, trimmed of excess fat
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine, optional
  • 1 28-oz. can whole tomatoes, cut up, with juice
  • 1 bay leaf

Nutrition Information

  • calories 330
  • fat 21 g
  • satfat 5 g
  • protein 23 g
  • carbohydrate 13 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 96 mg
  • sodium 580 mg

How to Make It

  1. Pat chicken dry; season well with salt and pepper. Warm oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, brown chicken for 3 minutes on each side. Transfer to a large plate.

  2. Drain all but 1 Tbsp. fat from skillet. Add onions, reduce heat to medium; sauté until soft and beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. Add garlic, red pepper and thyme; stir for 30 seconds. Pour in wine; bring to a boil, scraping brown bits off bottom of pot. When wine has almost evaporated, add tomatoes and bay leaf.

  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and add chicken and any juices. Turn pieces in sauce, partially cover and simmer, basting occasionally, until chicken is cooked through and tender, about 45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Notes

Make it ahead

TO FREEZE: Let cool. Put in a freezer-safe container (leave 1/2 inch of space at the top); freeze.

TO SERVE: Thaw in refrigerator overnight. Reheat in a covered pot over medium heat, turning occasionally, until warm, 30 minutes.

Also appeared in: All You, January, 2013;