Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
We’ve got a chicken cacciatore recipe for folks this month. It’s a relatively easy, super delicious meal. We hope you enjoy.
- Chicken Thighs
- Red Pepper
- Can of Tomato Paste
- Can of Tomato Sauce
- 2 Cups of Chicken Broth
- Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano, Garlic Powder, Chili Flakes, S&P
- Parsley and Parmesan
Step 1: Prepare the Chicken
The chicken is important. This is, after all, chicken cacciatore. Add a little salt and pepper1 and then give it time to let those two basic spices do their thing. We left ours in the fridge with just some S&P for the afternoon. If you can’t do this step, do not panic. The world will go on.
Step 2: Begin Cooking Chicken
The mistake we made here rested in overcrowding our pot. The goal is to get a nice crispy outside, and having too much chicken in the pot creates steam. In any case, things still went reasonably well. You can see that there is a good buildup on the bottom of the pot, which really helps with the end flavor. Once the chicken has good color, remove and set aside. It will be brought back into the pot to finish cooking at a later stage.
Step 3: Begin Building the Sauce
Add chopped2 onions into the pot with all the leftover chicken goodness. After a few moments, add crushed garlic3 and red pepper. Let them cook together for a few moments (or, as Babish would say, “get to know each other”).
Add your tomato paste and stir. You’ll then be adding your chicken stock. The goal is to mix everything as your scrape up the bottom of the pot. We then added two teaspoons of rosemary before adding a single teaspoon thyme, oregano, garlic powder, and chili flakes. It’s at this time we added a quarter cup of butter and the can of tomato sauce. Let simmer.
Step 4: Reintroduce Chicken and Prep Noodles
Add the chicken to the sauce and put the heat to medium-low so the whole thing can simmer until the chicken is cooked and sauce is flavorful.
While this is happening, ensure you start cooking your pasta. Get some water boiling, toss in some salt, and cook the noodles until they’re at your desired level of doneness. Don’t overcook the spaghetti; there’s nothing worse than a limp noodle.
Step 5: Get it on a Plate
Now that everything is ready to roll, it’s time to get it on a plate to enjoy. We tossed on some fresh pepper, parm, and parsley. We hope you enjoy the chicken cacciatore recipe, and be sure to check out our other Gameday Goods options.
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