WHOLE30 Chicken Cacciatore

Whole30-Chicken-Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore

From The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom. Serves 2

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

4 tablespoons cooking fat
1 pound chicken legs (bone-in, skin-on)
½ pound chicken thighs (boneless)
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ onion, minced
½ red bell pepper, finely diced
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon capers, drained
1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 cup chicken broth or water
1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, rough chopped

IN a large skillet with high edges, heat 2 tablespoons of the cooking fat over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom of the pan. Season the chicken with the salt and pepper and place in the pan. Sear the chicken until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

WITH the same pan still on medium-high heat, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of cooking fat, onions, and peppers and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, until the onion becomes translucent. Add the mushrooms and continue to cook, stirring for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and stir until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add the capers and diced tomatoes.

RETURN the chicken to the pan and cover everything with the chicken broth or water. Reduce the heat to medium and bring everything to a simmer. Turn the heat down to low and continue to simmer (not boil) until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160°F, about 30 minutes.

GARNISH with the chopped basil and serve.

– See more at: http://whole30.com/2015/04/chicken-cacciatore/#sthash.7VfKNjob.dpuf

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