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I was excited when the ladies on The Nest’s What’s Cooking board decided to do a recipe swap. The first recipes were chicken recipes. Now we have chicken at our house at least once a week so I was anxious to get and try a new chicken recipe. My recipe is from Eli311. She doesn’t have a cooking blog but the recipe she gave me for Chicken Cacciatore looked awesome! I couldn’t wait to try it.
It was awesome! Even my husband who gets tired of chicken thought it was a keeper. The sauce really thickens up as it cooks and the chicken becomes very tender. In addition, the capers add a fabulous flavor to this dish. The fresh peppers, onions, and garlic really round out the cacciatore.
Chicken Cacciatore (adapted from Eli311)
3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 t. salt
1 t. black pepper
1/2 c. flour
3 T. olive oil
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 c. dry white wine
1/2 c. chicken broth
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
3 T. capers, drained
1 t. oregano
1 t. parsley
1. Cut each chicken breast in half so that you have 6 pieces total. Sprinkle each piece with salt and pepper.
2. Put flour on a plate and dredge the chicken through the flour.
3. Heat 2 T. oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Saute the chicken until browned, about 5 minutes on each side. Put chicken on a plate and set aside.
4. In the same skillet heat remaining oil. Add red pepper, green pepper, onion, and garlic. Saute 4-5 minutes or until tender. Add wine and simmer about 5 minutes.
5. Add the tomatoes, broth, capers, oregano, and parsley. Heat 3-4 minutes. Return chicken to the pan and coat them with the sauce. Simmer for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.