Chicken Cacciatore

I first saw a Chicken Cacciatore recipe on The Biggest Loser. We ultimately based our recipe from a Giada De Laurentiis recipe.

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Flour mixed with salt and pepper to taste, for dredging the chicken
  • Olive oil
  • 1 large red bell pepper (I used green because that’s what we had on hand)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Sugar to offset acidity of tomatoes

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Dredge chicken in flour, salt and pepper.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high.  Saute chicken until just brown, about 5 minutes on each side. Take chicken out of plate and set aside.
  3. Saute bell pepper, onion and garlic over medium heat until tender. 
  4. Add wine and simmer until reduced, about 3 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes with juice, oregano, red pepper flakes, and chicken stock. Return chicken to sauce and bring to a simmer. Continue simmering over medium-heat until chicken is cooked through, about 20-30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Sprinkle with basil and serve over pasta or rice.
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