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Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower  

Spicy Chicken Cacciatore

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.

Cooking Light MARCH 2014

  • Yield: Serves 8 (serving size: 1 thigh and about 1/2 cup sauce)
  • Hands-on: 25 Minutes
  • Total: 4 Hours, 25 Minutes

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

Preparation

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.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 307
  • Fat: 11.4g
  • Saturated fat: 2.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.1g
  • Protein: 29.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 17.4g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 153mg
  • Iron: 2.7mg
  • Sodium: 458mg
  • Calcium: 52mg
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