Chicken Cacciatore for #SundaySupper at the #FamilyDinnerTable

chicken cacciatore

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Mom used to say, “Don’t eat it all now, save some for later.”
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I often intentionally make a little extra meat or veggies than I need to feed everyone.
Why would I do that?
If I’m running the oven or standing over a stock pot, I might as well do all the cooking at one time and reap the benefits of that already cooked extra 1/2 pound of beef roast or extra leg of chicken.
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I chose Chicken Cacciatore as my Sunday Supper Big Meal because you can use the leftovers in fajitas, soups or stews or even as a pizza topping!

Chicken Cacciatore

INGREDIENTS
1 cup all-purpose flour for coating
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 (4 pound) chicken, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 (14.5 ounce) cans plum tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 cup white wine
2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
salt and pepper to taste

Directions
Mix your flour, salt, pepper and basil together on a plate. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
While oil heats, dip chicken parts into flour mixture and lightly shake off excess flour.

Fry chicken on both sides until browned.
golden chicken
Remove browned chicken to a plate. Keep warm.
Add peppers, onions, garlic to the pan. Fry until softened but not mushy.
Scrape pepper mix from the skillet into a Dutch oven. Add chicken back to pot. Add tomatoes, wine, mushrooms and oregano.
Cook for approximately 30 minutes until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
Serve over rice or noodles.

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Chicken Cacciatore for #SundaySupper at the #FamilyDinnerTable

Author: Cindy Kerschner
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour for coating
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 (4 pound) chicken, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Directions
  2. Mix your flour, salt, pepper and basil together on a plate. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. While oil heats, dip chicken parts into flour mixture and lightly shake off excess flour.
  4. Fry chicken on both sides until browned.
  5. Remove browned chicken to a plate. Keep warm.
  6. Add peppers, onions, garlic to the pan. Fry until softened but not mushy.
  7. Scrape pepper mix from the skillet into a Dutch oven. Add chicken back to pot. Add tomatoes, wine, mushrooms and oregano.
  8. Cook for approximately 30 minutes until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  9. Serve over rice or noodles.

 

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35 Responses to Chicken Cacciatore for #SundaySupper at the #FamilyDinnerTable

  1. Your chicken cacciatore and tips are stellar, Cindy! Great idea to top a pizza off with the yummy-looking dish, too =)

  2. Renee says:

    It’s been far too long since I’ve had chicken cacciatore. What a great meal and such nice ideas for the leftovers.
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  3. Liz says:

    It’s been eons since I’ve made chicken cacciatore…and I now have a serious craving! Love your tips on using leftovers, too!
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  8. Chicken Cacciatore pizza sounds link an awesome idea!
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  11. We always make extra mashed potatoes (and rice). It’s so nice to have those staples in the fridge to use in other meals.
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  13. I love the idea of a Chicken Caacciatore Pizza, Cindy – sounds awesome, actually! Great tips for leftovers :).
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  15. I so agree with you! I love having leftovers around. It makes weekday meals so much easier! This recipe looks fab. Can’t wait to try it!
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  16. I loooove chicken cacciatore! Thanks for a fabulous recipe!
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  17. Alida says:

    Your chicken caccitore is lovely! What good ideas for leftovers…fajitas are my favorite. Pizza is a fun ideas too!
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  18. Camille says:

    I haven’t made cacciatore in years! I forgot all about it. Yours looks delicious!
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  19. Hezzi-D says:

    This looks great. I would never have thought to use the leftovers for pizza but I do love chicken pizza!
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  20. Your chicken cacciatore looks so yummy. Can you believe I have never eaten this dish before, after seeing your chicken and reading the recipe I will put it on my list to try.
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  22. nusrat2010 says:

    Leftover goodies and oregano, basis, peppers … can’t wait a single moment in front of the computer. Off to the kitchen to execute your fun-loaded recipe. Dinner time is 5 hours away…but who cares! I want this gorgeous, inviting meal right now!

    Following your blog :)
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  23. Susan says:

    I would never think about repurposing chicken cacciatore but why not? It’s perfectly good meat to use instead of just reheating.
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  24. This looks incredible and I loved all your tips. This would be delicious on a flatbread pizza! My boys love making fajitas with leftovers and this would be so good!
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  26. This looks really great, Cindy! I love cacciatore, but I just don’t make it enough. I love all of the vegetables you packed into this.
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