Thursday, November 4, 2010

Chicken Cacciatore

Last night I was feeling feisty in the kitchen!
I made Pecan Pie AND Chicken Cacciatore!
My belly was happy....Dusty's belly was happy. It was a good time.

This meal is perfect for a crisp fall evening. I loved it! Definitely a good savory dish.

Here is what you need for 2 people:
-1/2 lb Egg Noodles
-4 chicken thighs
-Salt & Pepper
-1/4 cup Flour
-2 tbsp Olive Oil
-1 tbsp Butter
-1/2 of a medium Onion-sliced
-1 orange or red Bell Pepper-sliced
-1 green Bell Pepper-sliced
-2 to 3 cloves of Garlic-diced
-6 oz of Mushrooms-thickly sliced
-1/8 tsp Tumeric
-1/4 tsp Ground Thyme
-1/4 tsp Salt
-3 oz of White Wine
-1-14 oz can of Diced Tomatoes
-Chopped Flat Leaf Parsley
-Grated Parmesan Cheese

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and then chop up and prepare all the good stuff that is going to be cooked.

Salt and pepper the chicken thighs on both sides and then dredge them in flour. Shake off the excess flour.

Heat the olive oil and butter at medium-high heat in your Dutch Oven or large skillet and brown the chicken on both sides until golden brown. Remove the chicken from the skillet and scoop out all the fat/butter/oil.

Add the Bell Peppers, Garlic and Onion to the pot and stir it around for a minute or so. Then add in the mushrooms and all the seasonings and stir around for another minute. Add the white wine and let it bubble. This smells so good. I love it!

Next pour in the diced tomatoes and stir them around to combine.

Then add the chicken thighs back into the pot, but don't totally submerge them into the liquid. Let the tops of them poke out a bit!

Place the lid on the Dutch Oven and then put it in the oven for 45 minutes to cook. Meanwhile cook the pasta according to directions. Then after the 45 minutes, crank up the heat to 375 degrees and remove the lid. Let it cook a little more for 15 more minutes.

Now it is time to serve! Place the noodles on the plate first and then top them with the veggie mixture. Then add the chicken thighs on top. Make it extra special with a sprinkling of parsley and parmesan cheese!

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