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Chicken Cacciatore

In the unlikely event you were waiting with baited breath for the results of dinner with my new pot the other night, I will now relieve your anxiety by assuring you it was delicious. :)  This beauty did the job admirably.  I was tickled by how much food I could fit in it; it will be a fabulous size for entertaining.  Clean up was super easy and it seemed to heat evenly and hold the heat well.

The chicken cacciatore recipe is from my mother in law, from an old version of the Better Homes & Gardens cookbook. It's an easy and inexpensive meal, and the flavor is superb. 

Chicken Cacciatore

3 lbs. bone-in chicken pieces 

2 medium onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced

1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. celery seed
2 bay leaves

1/4 c. dry white wine

  1. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pot, and brown the chicken pieces.  Remove the chicken and  saute the onions and garlic until soft and onion is translucent.  
  2. Add the tomatoes, sauce, and seasonings.  Return the chicken to the pot, and simmer, covered, for 30-45 minutes.
  3. Add 1/4 c. wine and simmer an additional 15 minutes until chicken is cooked through and tender.
  4. Serve over pasta.  Buon appetito! 


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