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Spicy Chicken Cacciatore

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower

 

Hands-on time 25 mins
Total time 4 hrs, 25 mins
Yield Serves 8 (serving size: 1 thigh and about 1/2 cup sauce)
Serve this saucy dish over polenta or pasta. Transform leftovers into soup: Shred the chicken, and place in a pot with sauce. Add unsalted chicken stock, diced zucchini, and diced carrots; simmer until veggies are tender.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups chopped onion
  • 2 cups chopped red bell pepper
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can unsalted petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Nutrition Information

  • calories 307
  • fat 11.4 g
  • satfat 2.9 g
  • monofat 5.1 g
  • polyfat 2.1 g
  • protein 29.8 g
  • carbohydrate 17.4 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 153 mg
  • iron 2.7 mg
  • sodium 458 mg
  • calcium 52 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place flour in a shallow dish; dredge chicken in flour, shaking off excess.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl. Add half of chicken; cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Place chicken in a 6-quart electric slow cooker. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken. Reduce heat to medium. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic; sauté 4 minutes. Add wine; bring to a boil. Simmer 2 minutes. Add bell pepper mixture, tomato puree, and next 6 ingredients (through diced tomatoes) to slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours or until chicken is tender. Sprinkle with parsley.

Cook's Notes

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