Thursday, May 7, 2009

Chicken Cacciatore...Simple and Delicious!

Another Great Dish from Jean's Cookbook
Hawaii Style

I've been going thru Jean Watanabe Hee's cookbook "Hawaii's Best Local Dishes" and have been trying out the different dishes. I have found that all her recipes are Terrific and EZ to make. She's our local version of Ina Garten of Barefoot Contessa. Jean's cookbook has loads of good comfort food recipes. You'll find something in there to satisfy yourself and your family.

I had bought a LARGE can of whole tomatoes from Costco.
I used a good chunk for this recipe, bagged the rest which site in my fridge
to make pasta and other dishes for later. Yesterday, I made Puttanesca Pasta...yummy!

Tobey watching her dad prepare the chicken for
frying from one of her many favorite open drawer.

The chicken thighs first need to be fried.

Now how can fried chicken in a dish be bad?

These thighs turned out a yummy golden brown!

This is a VERY simple recipe...pretty much everything just gets
thrown into the pot and you just let it simmer. Miracously, you get
tender delicious chicken and a thick yummy sauce.

Jimmy and I took this dish over to my BFF aka big sister Laurie's house.
We all enjoyed this dish! Yummy! You have to try it.
Super simple and super comfort food.

Chicken Cacciatore

2 pounds chicken thighs, skinless and boneless (you can add other chicken pieces or whole chicken...whatever you have in the fridge/freezer)
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
olive oil for frying
1 onion, thinly sliced in rings or half circles
1 large can tomato sauce (15 oz.)
1 large can whole tomatoes (28 oz.)
1 to 2 green peppers, wedged
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoon oregano
**I added salt, pepper, garlic power, Italian spices to the pot to taste.
***Add-ins: you can try adding carrots, mushrooms, potatoes, a stew.

Combine flour, salt, pepper and paprika in a bowl. Coat the chicken in flour mixture. In a large deep skillet, add enough olive oil to brown onions, remove onions. Add more oil as needed and cook floured chicken until golden brown and cooked through. Return onions to the pan. Add rest of the ingredients. Simmer covered for 1 to 2 hours. Serve over hot linguini or hot rice.

Try it, you'll like it. This has been tested and meets the Yummy Two Thumbs Up rating!

1 comment:

VerĂ£o said...

OMG... this looks perfect!! I will make an attempt!


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