Today is my turn on our Thirty days of blogging, and I apologize for posting so late but I got so wrapped up in watching Once Upon a Time, this show is amazing.
So, yesterday for dinner I decided to browse the same site Jenni used for her meal, and stumbled upon a recipe for Chicken Cacciatore, now I have never made or actually had this dish before but I had all of the ingredients it required, plus some. The website called for it to be Vegan and well I didn’t have fake chicken, nor did I want fake chicken. I have no problem with veggie based vegan food, but fake meats and tofu are not my thing nor will ever be my thing.
Below is the link for the website I got the recipe from,but I will also transcribe it below. http://www.meettheshannons.net/2010/06/betty-crocker-project-chicken.html
- 1/2 Cup Flour
- 2 Tablespoons Dry Bread Crumbs
- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
- 1 Green Bell Pepper (sliced) I used red and orange.
- 1 Red Onion (sliced)
- 1 Can Diced Tomatoes (Italian seasoned)
- 1 Can Tomato Sauce (8 oz)
- 1/2 Cup Red Wine
- 1 Cup Sliced White Mushrooms (I used baby bellas and portobello)
- 1 Teaspoon Oregano (dried)
- 1 Teaspoon Basil (fresh)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 2 Clove Garlic (minced)
First, heat your oil before placing the chicken in it. Using 2 shallow dishes put eggs in one and flour and bread crumbs in the other, and dip the chicken in the egg and then the flour mixture until it is well coated. Place the chicken in the pan with the heated oil and cook them on both sides until golden brown.
When the chicken is finished, place it on a plate with paper towels to absorb the excess oil. If the oil isn’t super nasty from the chicken use it for the veggies you are going to be cooking down since the oil absorbs flavors. Cook the Onions, Peppers and Mushrooms first since they will take longer to cook down, once they have softened add the rest of the ingredients.
If you want to make this dish with pasta you can and the original recipe calls for it but I didn’t see the need for carbs with all these fantastic veggies.
It was a fantastic meal and I was glad that I made it. It made tons of leftovers! Which is fantastic for me.