Chicken Cacciatore

This Chicken Cacciatore recipe will easily become a family favorite! Serve with egg noodles and a side of broccoli for a complete meal.

Yield:

6 Servings

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 4 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 382
Fat 17 g
Satfat 4 g
Protein 33 g
Carbohydrate 16 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 95 mg
Sodium 300 mg

Ingredients

Salt and pepper
1 (3 lb.) chicken, cut into 8 pieces, rinsed and patted dry
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
10 ounces white button mushrooms, each cut in half
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 cup dry red wine
1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes

Preparation

Sprinkle salt and pepper all over chicken. Warm oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on both sides (in batches, if necessary), 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a slow cooker. Discard all but 1 Tbsp. fat from skillet.

Add mushrooms, onions and rosemary to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 2 to 3 minutes longer, until mushrooms have released their juices and onions have softened and are translucent.

Pour wine into skillet and cook, scraping up any browned bits with a wooden spoon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until wine is slightly reduced, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir tomatoes into mushroom mixture and bring to a simmer.

Pour wine mixture over chicken in slow cooker, cover and cook on low heat until chicken is tender and juices run clear when pierced in the thickest part with a knife, about 4 hours.

Skim and discard any grease from surface. Remove chicken from pot and arrange on a platter. Spoon sauce over chicken.

Note:

June 2007