Easy Bistro Chicken

<p>Easy Bistro Chicken</p>
Photo: Oxmoor House

This Italian-inspired chicken dish is a one-pot meal your family is sure to love.  Serve over hot cooked macaroni or cavatappi pasta.

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: 1 chickenbreast half or 1 thigh and 1 drumstick, 1/2 cup sauce, and 1 cup pasta)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 406
Caloriesfromfat 18 %
Fat 8.3 g
Satfat 1.6 g
Monofat 3.9 g
Polyfat 1.6 g
Protein 37.9 g
Carbohydrate 43.6 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 99 mg
Iron 4 mg
Sodium 663 mg
Calcium 79 mg

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
4 (6-ounce) chicken breast halves, skinned
4 chicken thighs (about 1 pound), skinned
4 chicken drumsticks (about1 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
2 bay leaves
1 (28-ounce) can Italian-style tomatoes, undrained and chopped
8 cups hot cooked macaroni or cavatappi
Parsley sprigs (optional)

Preparation

Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken breast halves to pan; sauté 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove from pan. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and remaining chicken pieces; sauté 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove chicken from pan.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in pan. Add onion and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Add celery; sauté 5 minutes. Add basil and next 8 ingredients (basil through tomatoes). Return chicken to pan; 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. Garnish with parsley sprigs, if desired.

Note:

You can chop the tomatoes in the can using kitchen shears.

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