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Sally's Recipe of the Week: Grilled Chicken Cacciatore

Sally's Recipe of the Week: Grilled Chicken Cacciatore

I had all the ingredients to make a Giada's Chicken Cacciatore but it was really nice outside and Mo and I wanted to grill. So I decided to do a variation of her sauce and just cook the chicken on the grill.

To see her recipe, click here.

Here is what I used, a little different from Giada's Recipe.  I also made if for 2, not 4 but I made enough sauce for 4 and saved half of it for another day. I think shrimp would be great with it.
My ingredients:
2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts , 1.4 cup all purpose flour I(to thicken sauce) olive oil, 1 large red bell pepper, chopped, 1 onion, chopped, 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped, 3/4 cup dry white wine, 1 ( 28-ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice, 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth plus extra to mix up in your flour, 3 tablespoons drained capers, 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves and 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves.

 

 
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Saute the peppers, garlic and onion over medium heat, not too hot or the garlic will burn!  Cook until just soft, about 10 minutes.


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And now my favorite part, add the wine!  Deglaze the pan. Add stock.

I must have opened a can....the cats are coming!


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Since I did not have a can of chopped tomatoes, I used a can of whole tomatoes and just cut them up.


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Let simmer for about a half an hour.


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After tasting I decided it needed a little kick so I put in about a half a teaspoon of red pepper flakes.


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Since I'm grilling the chicken and will not be dredging it in flour, I added about a tablespoon of flour to the sauce.  Make sure you mix it in water or stock first!



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Season the chicken with salt and pepper and coat with a little Olive Oil.


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Grilled 4 minutes a side.


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I love having fresh herbs, like basil, in the kitchen!

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The final product!  Add as much sauce as you like, chiffonade your basil and eat!  I served with some quiona cooked in chicken stock and a little lemon juice.


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