Poppy’s Chicken Cacciatore
(makes 4-5 servings depending on how hungry you are)
2lbs of boneless/skinless chicken thighs (chicken breast can be substituted, but why)
1-green pepper (julienned)
1-red pepper (julienned)
1-orange pepper (julienned)
1-sweet onion (julienned)
3-cloves of garlic minced
3-tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1-28oz can of tomato sauce
1-6oz can of tomato paste
1-cup of white wine (the kind you intend to drink)
¼-tsp. fresh chopped basil
¼-tsp. garlic powder
1-box of linguine
-Start by heating up the olive oil over a medium heat in a sauté pan that can accommodate all the ingredients.
-Salt and pepper your chicken on both sides and add to the sauté pan when the oil is nice and hot.
-Brown chicken on both sides, about 5 mins per side or until chicken releases.
-Remove chicken from the pan and deglaze the remaining bits by slowly pouring in the white wine and let it come to a boil for a few minutes.
-Stir in the tomato sauce, paste, spices plus a pinch of salt/fresh ground pepper and bring to a boil stirring occasionally.
-Once sauce is boiling add the onions, peppers, garlic and continue to boil for a few minutes so everything can incorporate stirring frequently.
-Stir the chicken back into the pan to incorporate everything together, cover, lower the heat to simmer.
-Simmer for 30 minutes stirring & tasting occasionally.
-While the deliciousness is simmering, boil water for your linguini and start drinking the remaining bottle of wine
-Serve over the linguini