Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fast and delicious chicken cacciatore

You will have more than enough time while the spaghetti is boiling to put together a wonderful chicken cacciatore dish, as long as you’ve done the once a week food preparation! If not, this can still be a thirty minute meal: just chop up the veggies while you pre-cook the chicken, and then start the pasta while you put the sauce together quickly. Either way, it’s an easy and fast meal.

Chicken Cacciatore

1 to 1-1/2 boxes of spaghetti, broken in half

Pre-cooked chicken

Olive oil
Onion, chopped
Garlic clove, minced
1-1/2 c peppers – green, red, yellow – chopped
16 oz tomato sauce
1/4 c dry red wine
1 t dried oregano or 1 T fresh
1/2 t dried thyme or 1-1/2 t fresh
Salt & pepper
Extra herbs for garnish

While the water comes to a boil and you cook the pasta, prepare the sauce. Put oil and veggies into a covered casserole and microwave for 2 minutes at a time until softened. Add Tomato sauce, wine, and herbs and cook for about 8 minutes until slightly thickened. Add chicken
when almost done to heat through. Serve over pasta.

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