Thursday, September 13, 2007

Bon Appetit! Culinary Delight Take 2

By popular demand, here's an easy main dish that I think will make your tummies very happy :-)

It's another delicious recipe from Epicurious with our own special tweaks.

Easy Chicken Cacciatore
Serves 4


4 bone-in chicken breasts, skin removed

Marinara Sauce (you could use bottled spaghetti sauce, but the recipe below for sauce is so easy, and homemade tastes so much better!)

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves, sliced
1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 28-ounce can tomatoes, chopped, juices reserved
1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil, crumbled
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

To make marinara sauce: Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; saute until tender, about 10 minutes. Add garlic; saute 1 minute. Add mushrooms and crushed red pepper; saute until mushrooms just begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and reserved juices. Cover and simmer 15 minutes. Add tomato sauce, sugar, basil and oregano. Cover and cook 15 minutes. Uncover and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Place chicken in 13x9 inch baking pan. Pour marinara sauce over chicken. Cover with foil, and bake for 1 1/2 hours.

We like to serve this over spaghetti, though any kind of pasta would work. Pair it with a nice green salad, and enjoy!



Melinda said...

Sounds SOOOOO good!