Sunday, May 3, 2015

Chicken Cacciatore - Mamma's Style



My mother was a simple cook, yet she managed to keep six hungry kids and an extra hungry husband very content. To put it mildly, her meals were deeelicious!!! Why? Maybe it was all the love she put into each and every meal and dessert. Maybe, it was the time she devoted to cooking and baking. Maybe, it's because she delighted in seeing our content faces as we devoured her tasty dishes. Her chicken cacciatore wasn't beautiful looking; actually, none of her dishes would have won an award on appearance, but we didn't care because all her meals won an award on yumminess.

Ingredients:
3 onions - sliced very thin
2 peppers - half inch in width
5 medium size potatoes - sliced as if for french fries
1 tbs. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 tbs. dry parsley
1 tsp. oregano
1  16oz.  tomatoes in can
3 tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup white wine
10 - 16 chicken (thighs & legs)

Directions:
Wash chicken (take skin off)
Season chicken with salt, pepper, oil, and parsley
In a large oven skillet, place oil and then add seasoned chicken legs and thighs - On top of stove, on medium heat, brown both sides.
Now, add the onion, potatoes, tomatoes, and wine. Bake in preheated oven at 375 degree oven for one hour. Bake in middle rack for fifty minutes and top rack for last fifteen minutes.
Serve with hot garlic bread or over a bed of white rice. Bon Appetito!!
© Natala Orobello

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