“Cacc” of the Day

Hey there!

It’s been a whirlwind since the release of KitchAnnette™ Red Carpet Menus. And now that it’s Spring, JUICE THIS™ has been reinvigorated! Suffice to say, things are busy. But dinner still has to be made!

Here’s one of the greatest dishes that is so easy and truly comes together in less than an hour… so good! Chicken Cacciatore. This was probably the first recipe I ever asked my grandmother for. I still use the strip of paper I scratched it onto as she spoke. Nanny was very “matter of fact” about her cooking. She told you what to do with the air of telling you how to breathe – that infused confidence that it’s “that easy” and she was always right!

Ingredients: olive oil, 3 lbs. chicken pieces (drumsticks, thighs, breasts), 3 medium yellow onions, fresh or dried parsley, salt & pepper, red pepper flakes (optional), 1 lb. spaghettini or angel hair pasta, grated Romano cheese. (Note: to make it “red”, you’ll need 1-2 pieces canned whole peeled plum tomatoes – also, keep about 1 cup chicken broth at the ready in case you need more juice)

Directions (see pix below): Drizzle olive oil in deep pot. On medium heat, brown chicken pieces and put aside. Chop onions and add to the pot, cooking until soft. Add back the chicken with parsley, red pepper flakes, salt & pepper to taste (if you are using the tomato, “squish” them into the pot juice and all at this point). Simmer for about 30 minutes, then check to see if there’s juice – if not, add the chicken broth. In another pot, bring water to a boil and make pasta according to package instructions. When the pasta’s done, add it to the chicken pot, stir and plate. Sprinkle some grated cheese on top and enjoy!

How easy is that? VERY! Click here to see how fast it takes. Yeah… just a little peek to feel like you’re in the kitchen with me.

Being busy is no excuse to deny yourself a fabulous meal. And when it’s as simple this, you have to do it!

Annette

Brown the chicken.

Brown the chicken.

Put the browned chicken to the side.

Put the browned chicken to the side.

Chop the onions.

Chop the onions.

Cook the onions until they're soft.

Cook the onions until they’re soft.

Put the chicken back in the pot and add spices.

Put the chicken back in the pot and add spices.

After 30 minutes, I had plenty of juice. If you don't see it like this, add chicken broth.

After 30 minutes, I had plenty of juice. If you don’t see it like this, add chicken broth.

I use an oversized bowl to serve. A big bowl adds some

I use an oversized bowl to serve. A big bowl adds some “drama” to the presentation!

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