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A classic Italian dish. Fairly popular in Italian restaurants until recently when it was disregarded and categorized as old fashioned. It is characterized by chicken breasts covered in tomatoes and veggies then baked in the oven until it is fork tender. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory, sweet, and a touch of spicy. Weight is light but can be balanced with savory and sugar. Texture is soft.Good for people with low to moderate side effects. Best categorized as family style Italian fare.
Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
- Cutting board
- Chef's knife
- Large mixing bowl
- Large casserole dish
- 3 lbs. chicken breast uncooked and cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 large can tomatoes diced
- 4 stalks of celery chopped
- 4 carrots chopped
- 1 yellow onion diced
- 8 oz. Portabella mushrooms sliced
- 1 can corn kernels drained
- 1 c. peas Snow peas if you can get them. Frozen peas work too.
- 1 zucchini unpeeled and quartered
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 fennel bulb sliced into medium strips, optional
- ½ tbsp. Kosher salt coarse
- 1 c. red wine
- ½ tbsp. black pepper
- 3 shakes red pepper flakes
- 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
- ¼ c. sugar
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tbsp. rosemary
- 1 tbsp. dried oregano
- 1 tsp. fennel seed
Serve with a side of basmati rice or angel hair pasta tossed in olive oil, pepper, and Parmesan.
- Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Pour ingredients into large casserole dish. (Several dishes may be required.) Bake uncovered for about an hour and a half or until sauce naturally thickens.
Slow Cooker Directions:
- Mix all ingredients into a large slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. Chicken should be fork tender and at least 165 degrees F before serving. Do not add extra liquid. A slow cooker retains almost all of the moisture and the naturally occurring moisture in all of the ingredients should be more than enough. Adjust seasonings before serving. Remember that Parmesan cheese will add salt and savoriness to the dish.
Cooking for Chemo focuses on teaching you how to make your food taste good again during cancer and chemotherapy treatments. The flavor and cooking techniques contained within our easy to make recipes will help improve your quality of life as you go through cancer and chemotherapy treatments. Our cooking and flavor techniques can be integrated with any diet regimen. Talk with your dietitian to come up with a quality nutrition plan. This site is not to be taken as or used instead of professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor, oncologist, and dietitian before starting any new diet.
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