Way too salty for my taste with the vinegar, olives & capers. Cook time was too long for the final reward. I won't bother making it again and will stick to other cacciatore recipes.
Chicken Cacciatore Sicilian-Style
For this classic Italian chicken dish, simmer chicken pieces in a hearty mixture of onion, tomato, and celery flavored with capers, olives and fresh herbs and serve over pasta.
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- Calories: 406
- Calories from fat: 18%
- Fat: 8.3g
- Saturated fat: 1.6g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3.9g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.6g
- Protein: 37.9g
- Carbohydrate: 43.6g
- Fiber: 3g
- Cholesterol: 99mg
- Iron: 4mg
- Sodium: 663mg
- Calcium: 79mg
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 4 (6-ounce) skinned chicken breast halves
- 4 chicken thighs (about 1 pound), skinned
- 4 chicken drumsticks (about 1 pound), skinned
- 2 cups chopped onion
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup sliced green olives
- 1/4 cup capers
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Dash of ground red pepper
- 1 (28-ounce) can Italian-style tomatoes, undrained and chopped
- 2 bay leaves
- 8 cups hot cooked macaroni or cavatappi (about 12 ounces uncooked spiral-shaped pasta)
- Parsley sprigs (optional)
- Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken breasts to pan, and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until the chicken is lightly browned. Remove chicken breasts from pan. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and remaining chicken, and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until chicken is lightly browned. Remove chicken from pan.
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in pan. Add onion and garlic, and sauté for 5 minutes. Add celery, and sauté 5 minutes. Add basil and next 8 ingredients (basil through bay leaves). Return chicken to pan, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Uncover and simmer 25 minutes or until chicken is tender. Discard bay leaves. Serve with pasta, and garnish with parsley sprigs, if desired.
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