Hum176 Research Plan
Submitted By caligrl61936
Chicken Caccatore Bobby Flay
* 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil * 1 (3-pound) chicken cut into eighths * Salt and freshly ground black pepper * 1 pound cremini mushrooms, quartered * 1 large red onion, halved and thinly sliced * 1 large yellow bell pepper, thinly julienned * 1 serrano or jalapeno chile, finely diced * 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced * 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes * 1/2 cup dry red wine * 1 cup low-sodium canned chicken broth * 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes and their juices * 3 sprigs fresh rosemary * 2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar or capers * 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves * 1 pound spaghetti (size 8 or 9) cooked al dente * Basil sprigs * Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large Dutch oven over high heat. Season the chicken pieces on both sides with salt and pepper and place in the pan, skin side down and cook until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the breasts over and cook until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the chicken to a large plate.
Add the remaining oil to the pan and heat until almost smoking. Add the mushrooms and cook until golden brown, season with salt and pepper and remove to a plate.
Add the onion and bell pepper to the pan and cook until soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the serrano, garlic and chili flakes to the pan and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the wine and cook until almost completely reduced. Add the chicken stock, tomatoes, and rosemary and bring to a simmer. Return the chicken and mushrooms to the pan, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the pan and cook until the chicken is tender, about 30 minutes. Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon to a large shallow bowl and tent loosely with foil.
Increase the heat to high and cook the sauce, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, stir in the vinegar and basil and pour the sauce over the chicken. Garnish with fresh basil sprigs. Serve over spaghetti and sprinkle with grated cheese.
* 4 chicken thighs * 2 chicken breasts with skin and backbone, halved crosswise * 2 teaspoons salt, plus more to taste * 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste * 1/2 cup all purpose flour, for dredging * 3 tablespoons 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 * 3 tablespoons drained capers * 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves * 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves
Sprinkle the chicken pieces with 1 teaspoon of each salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour to coat lightly.
In a large heavy saute pan, heat the oil over a medium-high flame. Add the chicken pieces to the pan and saute just until brown, about 5 minutes per side. If all the chicken does not fit in the pan, saute it in 2 batches. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside. Add the bell pepper, onion and garlic to the same pan and saute over medium heat until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the wine and simmer until reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes with their juice, broth, capers and oregano. Return the chicken pieces to the pan and turn them to coat in the sauce. Bring the sauce to a simmer. Continue simmering over medium-low heat until the chicken is just cooked through, about 30 minutes for the breast pieces, and 20 minutes for the thighs.
Using tongs, transfer the chicken to a platter. If necessary, boil the sauce until it thickens slightly, about 3 minutes. Spoon off any excess fat from atop the sauce. Spoon the sauce over the chicken, then sprinkle with the basil and serve.