Chicken Cacciatore western style
Just a great way to cook up some chicken, real easy and make a great dinner.
- 6 chicken thighs
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour, for dredging
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 3/4 cup dry white wine
- 1 ( 28-ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
- 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons drained capers
Sprinkle the chicken thighs with 1 teaspoon of each salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour to coat lightly.
In a large heavy sauté pan, heat the oil over a medium-high flame.
Add the chicken pieces to the pan and sauté just until brown, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside.
Add the bell pepper, onion and garlic to the same pan and sauté over medium heat until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add the wine and simmer until reduced by half, about 3 minutes.
Add the tomatoes with their juice, broth, capers and oregano.
Return the chicken pieces to the pan and turn them to coat in the sauce.
Bring the sauce to a simmer. Continue simmering over medium-low heat until the chicken is just cooked through, about 20 minutes for the thighs.
You can serve this with rice or noodle. There is one thing that I just don’t understand with a lot of chicken dishes and that is the part of leaving the skin on the chicken. I fine that it always turns in to a mess and is not editable. The cappers add a lot to this dish so don’t skip them.