Saturday, August 03, 2013

Chicken Cacciatore


I have been having so much fun going to the Farmer's Markets and picking out fresh fruits and veggies on the weekends. Last weekend I bought the most delicious berries, they were huge! I also bought some other things and decided to make my version of Chicken Cacciatore. This is one of those, "throw in what veggies you like add a few seasonings and it's done!"   Plus I feel like it's pretty healthy with all those vegetables!               
Here's what you need:  
  • 3 boneless skinless thighs, or 2 large breasts, cut up or left whole
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 medium onion, I like the sweet yellow ones
  • 1 c chicken stock or broth
  • 1 14oz can diced tomatoes, or you can use fresh, I just like to use the ones in the can with the liquid because they are already ripe and cut up 
  • 1/2 pound of penne pasta, or what you like OR you can omit the pasta
  • optional seasonings to taste, red pepper flakes, celery salt, salt, pepper, rosemary, basil, oregano
I start by cutting the chicken up into pieces and cooking in a little olive oil. While the chicken is cooking, chop the veggies, into chunks. Then add the broth, tomatoes with the juice, veggies and pasta into the same skillet as the chicken, along with seasonings you like. Cook until the pasta and vegetables done.
***If you want to hurry it along, you can boil pasta water and partially cook the pasta while the chicken is cooking, then add to the mixture. Sometimes I do it that way, but you have to be careful not to overcook the pasta, it will cook in the liquid with the chicken and vegetables too.
Bon Appétit!
~Simply Angie

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