Chicken Cacciatore –

4 Servings
Chicken Italian
Chicken, Italian American, rice, mushrooms, olives, tomatoes, chicken

olive oil
chicken breasts; boneless, skinless
bell pepper
button mushrooms
red wine
fire roasted tomatoes
bay leaf
dried oregano
kalamata olives
brown rice

Heat a large saucepan over medium high heat and add 1 teaspoon of oil to the pan.
Season the chicken with pepper and sear for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
Remove the chicken to a plate and add the remaining oil to the pan.
Saute the onions for 3 minutes stirring constantly, then add the garlic and bell peppers.
Cook the garlic and peppers for 2 minutes and add the mushrooms.
Cook the mushrooms for 4 minutes stirring often.
Add the red wine and allow to reduce until almost dry.
Add the tomatoes to the pot and stir well.
Add the thyme, bay leaf and oregano.
Bring to the simmer and reduce heat to low.
Add the chicken back to the sauce and simmer gently for 8 to 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened slightly.
Stir in all but one pinch of the parsley.

To serve, spoon 1/4 cup of brown rice onto the center of a serving plate.

Place one portion of chicken on top of the rice and spoon some of the sauce and vegetables over the chicken, repeat with remaining plates.

Sprinkle a little of the chopped olives and remaining parsley over each plate of chicken and serve.

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