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     Easy Chicken Cacciatore

Category   Entrees - Maindishes
Sub Category   Low-fat
Servings   4
Preptime   20
Wine/Beverage
Recommendations
  Cabernet Sauvignon

Ingredients
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 teaspoons salt, plus more to taste
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
1/2 cup all purpose flour, for dredging
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large red bell pepper, chopped
3/4 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3/4 cup dry white wine
 
3/4 of a can of diced garlic and oregano tomatoes with juice
3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

Instructions
Sprinkle the chicken pieces with 1 teaspoon of each salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour to coat lightly.
In a large heavy saute pan, heat the oil over a medium-high flame. Add the chicken pieces to the pan and saute just until brown, about 5 minutes per side. If all the chicken does not fit in the pan, saute it in 2 batches. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside. Add the bell pepper, onion and garlic to the same pan and saute 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,and broth. 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 30 minutes for the breast pieces, and 20 minutes for the thighs.
Using tongs, transfer the chicken to a platter. If necessary, boil the sauce until it thickens slightly, about 3 minutes. Spoon off any excess fat from atop the sauce. Spoon the sauce over the chicken, then sprinkle with the basil and serve.
Serving Suggestions
Serve over pasta


Originally Submitted
11/12/2009





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