3 tablespoons chopped fresh or 1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (16-ounce) tube polenta, cut into 12 slices
How to Make It
Place the flour in a shallow dish. Dredge chicken in flour.
Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, and cook for 5 minutes, browning chicken on all sides. Remove chicken from pan. Add chopped garlic, and sauté for 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in the wine, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add tomato and next 6 ingredients (tomato through pepper); stir well. Return chicken to pan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes or until chicken is tender.
Preheat broiler. Place the polenta slices on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray, and broil 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve chicken and sauce with polenta slices.
We thought this dish was very good, but were not blown over by it. I doubled the sauce ingredients since I had about 5 1/2 pounds of chicken. I wasn't sure if I should have tripled the sauce since I almost tripled the chicken, but I found that doubling the sauce was sufficient. Used a lot of garlic though!
This is our favorite CL recipe, and we go through a lot of them! One key is to add ALL the garlic, even more. We have made this with boneless thighs, let is simmer for a long time, and my husband loved it even better.
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