Rating: 4 stars
4 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 0
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  • 3 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 5 star values: 1

"I took the classic theme of chicken cacciatore (which is usually made with a whole chicken) and re-created it with a minimum of ingredients and cooking time. The result is lots of flavor from using only chicken thighs and a base layer of seasoning from dried porcini mushrooms--a perfect weeknight or 'everyday' meal." - Michael Chiarello

Michael Chiarello
Recipe by Cooking Light October 2003

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Credit: Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

Recipe Summary

Yield:
4 servings (serving size: 2 chicken thighs and 1/4 cup sauce)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine mushrooms and hot water in a bowl; cover and let stand 30 minutes. Remove mushrooms with slotted spoon. Finely chop mushrooms; set aside. Strain the soaking liquid into a bowl through a sieve lined with cheesecloth or paper towels. Discard solids; reserve soaking liquid.

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  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove chicken from pan. Reduce heat to medium. Add garlic to pan; cook 2 minutes or until golden, stirring constantly. Add 2 tablespoons parsley; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add chopped mushrooms; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir in the reserved soaking liquid, tomatoes, broth, and water; bring to a simmer. Return chicken to pan, and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until the chicken is done.

  • Remove chicken; keep warm. Increase heat to medium-high; cook until sauce is reduced to 1 cup (about 5 minutes). Spoon sauce over chicken; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon parsley.

Nutrition Facts

263 calories; calories from fat 29%; fat 8.5g; saturated fat 1.7g; mono fat 3.7g; poly fat 1.8g; protein 33.6g; carbohydrates 11.7g; fiber 3.5g; cholesterol 115mg; iron 5.7mg; sodium 771mg; calcium 31.6mg.
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