Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Chicken cacciatore

This is Giada de Laurentiis' chicken cacciatore recipe. It's from my favourite cookbook of hers, Everyday Italian. It has red peppers, onions and capers, a really nice combination that cooked down into a luscious sauce. The way the peppers tasted reminded me of ratatouille. I modified the recipe in several ways: I added some sliced mushrooms towards the end of the cooking time that I had sauteed separately in butter and fresh thyme. In addition, I used six boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of the four thigh/two breast combination in the original recipe. Finally, I added some red pepper flakes and bay leaves for extra flavour.


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