Chicken with Tomatoes and Mushrooms
Also known as chicken cacciatore, this rustic stew cooks in a rich tomato mushroom sauce. Serve over rice or with a thick slice of crusty bread.
Everyday Food, October 2005
- Prep Time 20 minutes
- Total Time 50 minutes
- Yield Serves 4
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, about 1 1/2 pounds
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound mushrooms, trimmed and quartered
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 can (14.5 ounces) stewed tomatoes
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a large (5-quart) saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, heat oil over medium-high heat; swirl to coat bottom of pan. Cook chicken, turning when it easily releases from the pan, until golden, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
- Add mushrooms; cover, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, tomatoes, and oregano. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, covered, until tomatoes have broken down, 10 to 15 minutes.
- Return chicken and any accumulated juices to pan; cover, and cook until chicken is opaque throughout, 4 to 6 minutes. Turn chicken to coat with sauce, and serve.
Before It's Cooked: To catch any leaks, refrigerate packages of raw chicken on a rimmed baking sheet.
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