Chicken Cacciatore has been a top favourite over the years. This is one of those basic recipes you will make over and over again. Healthy and a time saver and great to cook ahead for company for a casual relaxed meal. Another reason to make this delicious meal is that there are under 10 items, most of which you may have on hand.
Ingredients for 4
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 4 medium sized chicken breasts
- Sufficient coconut flour to drench the chicken
- 2 onions - sliced in whole rings
- 4 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms and / or a sliced Green Pepper
- Half a cup of dry red wine (optional)
- 16 ounces (approximately) stewed tomatoes
- Salt and pepper to taste. I also like fresh Rosemary from the garden
- Use ¼ cup Tomato Paste to thicken if too watery
- Cover the chicken in flour (use a large plate with small amount of flour)
- Heat oil in pan - Medium heat. Add chicken and cook each side until brown (only takes 4 to 5 minutes per side)
- Remove chicken from pan
- Add sliced onions and garlic and saute until soft
- Then add the mushrooms and green pepper and saute until soft
- Add wine to the vegetables and cook until the wine evaporates
- Add tomatoes - reduce the heat, cover the pan and simmer
- Cooking time : 20 to 30 minutes (depending on size of meat portions) until cooked
While the cacciatore is cooking you have lots of time to make a salad or steam another vegetable like corn or asparagus. That's it!
- Use 8 thighs if you prefer dark chicken meat. For economy, select drumsticks
- Use Extra Virgin olive oil
- Whenever I cook minestrone, sauce, chilli or stew using home canned fresh organic tomatoes or sauce, it really adds a unique taste to a simple recipe.
- Made from ingredients usually on hand or in the freezer
- Makes a great "left over" meal - if there is any!
- I usually accompany chicken cacciatore with fresh local corn (GMO free) on the cob and a salad but it goes great with just about anything.
Enjoy this nutritional meal often.
Links & References:
- Recent study on remission of Diabetes: “What predicts drug-free type 2 diabetes remission? Insights from an 8-year general practice service evaluation of a lower carbohydrate diet with weight loss” by Dr David Unwin et al Jan 2023 BMJ
- "Blinded by Sugar" the toxic impact of sugar & rising tide of Type 2 Diabetes with Dr James Muecke, eye surgeon 20 min video
- CAP article on More Healthy Food ideas
- How to Can Non GMO corn