Since I had my men home for the past 3 days… I made us a huge lunch to send them back to work and school with good food!
Truth be told, we always eat huge lunches… but this was especially large…
Lunch was green beans with lemon and sesame seeds, GINORMOUS salad with red cabbage, artisan lettuce, cukes, radishes, corn, carrots, tomatoes and my special dressing, Israeli couscous for my men, homemade sourdough for my men to sop up the juices, and the Chicken Cacciatore…
So… grab some great chicken, with bones but no skin, salted and peppered, and add them to a screaming hot frying pan with a tiny bit of olive oil… when it is brown and luscious, take them out, and add little more olive oil.
Grab a big onion, chop it up and add it to a screaming hot olive oiled pan, then chop up a red bell pepper into strips and toss them in. Then peel and chop 4 garlic cloves and add to the onion/pepper mixture… Open a can or two of tomatoes or chop 5 fresh romas and add it to the onion/peppers…
Add oregano, basil, salt, pepper, and any other italian seasonings you enjoy.
Add about 1/2 to 1 cup of any wine you like to drink.
Simmer until reduced.
Add chicken back in, and continue to simmer about 1/2 hour until the chicken is soft and the sauce is bubbly.
I didn’t have mushrooms today, or I would have added them in. I like crimini, but you can add button or portobello.
We had leftovers, so I will have a treat tomorrow for lunch!