Cooking Classics: Chicken Cacciatore

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Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore is a rustic Italian dish most often prepared with tomatoes, herbs, aromatic vegetables & wine although many versions add a bit of bell pepper for good measure. Chicken thighs make this particular version family friendly & using the bone-in variety imparts extra flavor. Serve it with pasta for sure, however it’s also very tasty when accompanied with roasted potatoes or even polenta. Learn how to make this irresistible main dish in your very own kitchen. 

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makes 2 to 4 servings

1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 Tbsp plain yellow cornmeal
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
4 bone-in chicken thighs {about 2 lbs}
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 carrots, peeled & sliced
1 small onion, sliced
3 garlic cloves, pressed
1/4 cup red wine
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 {14.5-oz} can diced tomatoes
1 {8-oz} can tomato sauce
1 Tbsp chopped fresh herbs such as basil & rosemary
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
Optional: Hot cooked vermicelli noodles

Combine the flour, the cornmeal, the salt & the pepper on a plate. Dredge the chicken in the mixture. Heat the oil over Medium in a 10-inch sauté pan. Add the chicken & cook 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Add the carrots & onions to the drippings. Cook 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic & cook 30 seconds. Add the wine & deglaze the pan. Next, add the chicken broth, the tomatoes, the tomato sauce, the herbs & the red pepper flakes. Combine the mixture well. Bring to a boil over Medium heat then reduce to Medium-Low & gently simmer, partially covered, 20 to 25 minutes or until a thermometer registers 180 degrees, stirring occasionally. Season with freshly ground pepper. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with cooked vermicelli noodles, if desired.

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How To Make Chicken 
Cacciatore

The first step to making a collection of stove top Italian classics begins with having the correct equipment in order to complete the task efficiently. Look to The Essential Kitchen Guide For Family Meal Preparation for pointers on how to properly prepare. Simple pasta accompaniments such as vermicelli & an Italian-Style Green Salad with Buttermilk Parmesan-Peppercorn Dressing make these family favorites complete meals. 

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 A few pieces of equipment will be needed in order to complete the task. Read through the recipe before beginning. Here’s what you should know.

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Combine the flour, the cornmeal, the salt & the pepper on a plate. Dredge the chicken in the mixture. Heat the oil over Medium in a 10-inch sauté pan. Add the chicken.

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Cook 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. 

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Aromatic vegetables such as onions & carrots offer beautiful flavor to this hearty dish.

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Add the carrots & onions to the drippings & cook 5 minutes. 

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Stir in the garlic & cook 30 seconds. 

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Add the wine, & deglaze the pan.

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Next, add the chicken broth, the tomatoes, the tomato sauce, the herbs & the red pepper flakes. 

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Combine the mixture well.

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 Add the chicken back to the pan & nestle between the vegetables. Bring to a boil over Medium heat then reduce to Medium-Low & gently simmer, partially covered, 20 to 25 minutes or until a thermometer registers 180 degrees, stirring occasionally. Season with freshly ground pepper. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with cooked vermicelli noodles, if desired.

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