This hearty chicken-and-ham main dish is packed with tomato, onion, carrot, and green peas and flavored with garlic, and a splash of hot sauce. Serve over rice for a one-dish meal.
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 pounds skinned, boned chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 cup (1-inch) cubed reduced-sodium ham
1 cup finely chopped onion
3 tablespoons minced fresh or 1 tablespoon dried basil
2 tablespoons minced fresh or 2 teaspoons dried oregano
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups finely chopped seeded peeled tomato
1 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup thinly sliced carrot
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (2-ounce) jar diced pimento
1/2 cup frozen green peas
How to Make It
Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat until hot. Add chicken and ham; sauté 10 minutes or until chicken is browned. Remove mixture from pan. Add onion, basil, oregano, and garlic to pan. Sauté 5 minutes or until onion is tender; stir occasionally. Add tomato and next 8 ingredients (tomato through pimento); bring to a boil. Return chicken mixture to pan; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 40 minutes. Stir in peas; cook 2 minutes.
There wasn't anything bad or offensive about this recipe, it just wasn't anything really special. I followed the recipe exactly and found the result to be somewhat bland. And I don't even like my food spicy, so for me it wasn't a problem of a lack of spice. Just lack of flavor. Although my boyfriend liked it better than I did, I probably will not make it again. It's not worth the effort.
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