CHICKEN CACCIATORE

For a low-fat version of this well-known dish I use boneless chicken breast. Serves 4
cacciatore

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3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil 50 mL
4 Boneless chicken breasts halves 4
1/2 cup Flour 125 mL
1/2 tsp Salt and freshly ground pepper 2 mL
1 medium Green pepper (chopped) 1 medium
1 medium Onion (chopped) 1 medium
8 ounces Button Mushrooms (sliced) 250 g
2 Cloves Garlic, crushed and finely chopped 2
28 ounce can Chopped tomatoes 796 mL
3/4 cup Dry White Wine 175 mL
1 tsp ea Dried basil and parsley 5 mL

In a storage bag, add flour, salt & pepper, Cut chicken in large bite size pieces and dredge them in flour mixture, shaking off the excess.

In a large heavy fry pan or Dutch oven brown chicken in hot olive oil on all sides. Remove chicken and set aside. Add onions and green pepper and brown them lightly. Add mushrooms and garlic, season with salt and pepper and cook until all the vegetables are slightly softened.

Remove the vegetables, discard the fat. Add wine, deglaze pan by boiling for 1 minute, then add   undrained  tomatoes, parsley and basil. Return chicken and vegetables to the pan, stir and bring to the boiling point. Reduce heat, cover partially and simmer for approximately 30 minutes. If you wish to have more liquid just add a bit of water.

Serve over rice or pasta. Sprinkle with fresh parsley.

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