Recipe by ellenmoriah
"This recipe takes just 15 minutes to prepare and 50 minutes of cooking time, but tastes like it took a lot longer. The recipe calls for chicken thighs because the meat is more tender than chicken breasts. You can use chicken breast if you prefer."
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boneless, skinless chicken thighs - fat trimmed
1 (8 ounce) package
sliced fresh mushrooms
1 (28 ounce) can
diced tomatoes with juice
dry white wine
dried rosemary, or to taste
salt and ground black pepper to taste
This is my recipe, and I'm glad so many of you have enjoyed it. A couple comments after reading your reviews: substituting an ingredient within the sauce will change the character of the dish. The orange juice mixed with white wine, tomatoes, and rosemary is what gives this dish a different taste than other Cacciatore recipes. This is not intended to be a thick "hearty" sauce. Feel free to add some tomato paste to give it a little body, but it's meant to be a "runny" sauce. The pasta or rice will soak some of it up, but it's a good idea to have a nice loaf of bread to dip in the sauce as well.
With all the great rave reviews, I was looking forward to something really yummy. What a let down. Totally disappointed. No need to keep this recipe.
This is a fabulous recipe and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing, Ellen. The only change I made was to use dry Marsala instead of white wine and I thickened with a roux at the end. We had it with whole grain rice with parmesan cheese and it was absolutely delicious. This will become a regular in our house too!
I got some chicken thighs on sale and looked here for a different recipe on cooking them . I thought this recipe looked good and tried it . WOW ! It was not only easy and quick , but so delicious . We put it over a bed of long grain rice . the only thing I added was 1/2 tsp of tyme . I shared 1/2 of it with my brother and his wife . He called me the same night and told me it was the best cacciatore he has ever had and wanted the recipe . I can wait to make it again ! You won't be disappointed I promise. Doug
Great recipe, thank you! 3 changes...Omit orange juice, add 1 - 8 ounce can tomato sauce added, along with 1 can Italian diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil instead of the regular kind. Oh yeah, I added a few spices, crushed red pepper flakes, pepper, seasoned salt, garlic powder, oregano, Italian seasoning, parsley flakes and way less rosemary. It tasted like my mom's, which I haven't been able to have for many, many years. But, I remember folks, and it's yummy! ;)
I really liked this! I'm big on improvising with what I have already in the house, so I made some changes. I didn't have mushrooms, orange juice, or rosemary. I used zucchini, mango juice, thyme & tarragon. It turned out great! I'm not suggesting the changes, I'm just saying that you can be flexible with what you've got =)
Definitely add a small can if tomato paste. Even if the original recipe is meant to be a thin sauce it really does work out better with the paste.
Easily makes enough sauce for 12 oz of penne pasta, probably enough for 16 oz. depending upon the ratio of sauce to pasta that you prefer.
This has a nice mild flavor but is not bland at all. Be sure to top it with grated parm. Even my mushroom hater of a teenage son gobbled it up!
Thank you for the recipe. It was delicious! I saved the leftover sauce in the fridge overnight. The next night, I combined it with a large can of chicken broth, brought it to boil, added half a package of spaggetti, cooked until done and served it up in bowls with wedges of fresh lemon squeezed over the top. It was the easiest and best tasting soup EVER! Yum!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ellen's Chicken Cacciatore
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 289
** Calories from Fat: 112
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