March 7, 2008

Need a New Chicken Recipe

I’m not a “big” chicken fan when it comes to cooking. Why? Simple: I was a beef cattle girl.

But, I will give credit when credit is due. Giada De Laurentiis’s Roman Style Chicken is incredible!

I made this last night and tried something new. I cooked a pot of angle hair pasta and then mixed the pasta and chicken dish together in a large baking dish to make it easier to serve. The pasta soaks up all the goodness from the wonderful sauce this recipe makes. I add a little more garlic and more canned diced tomatoes because I like the extra sauce for my pasta.

I don't have any fresh herbs from my garden right now - so I just used dried herbs this time, and it was still a wonderful dish. BUT- I can't wait until the farmers' markets open and my herb garden is full of my favorite smells and tastes.

Great recipe hot off the oven and even better the next day!

Roman Style Chicken
By Giada De Laurentiis, Food Network

4 skinless chicken breast halves
2 skinless chicken thighs, with bones
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus 1 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus 1 teaspoon
1/4 cup olive oil
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
3 ounces prosciutto, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup white wine
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves
1/2 cup chicken stock
2 tablespoons capers
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

Season the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. In a heavy, large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot, cook the chicken until browned on both sides. Remove from the pan and set aside.Keeping the same pan over medium heat, add the peppers and prosciutto and cook until the peppers have browned and the prosciutto is crisp, about 5 minutes.

Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, wine, and herbs. Using a wooden spoon, scrape the browned bits off the bottom of the pan. Return the chicken to the pan, add the stock, and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the chicken is cooked through, about 20 to 30 minutes.

If serving immediately, add the capers and the parsley. Stir to combine and serve. If making ahead of time, transfer the chicken and sauce to a storage container, cool, and refrigerate. The next day, reheat the chicken to a simmer over medium heat. Stir in the capers and the parsley and serve.


Anonymous said...

dang this is so my favorite.

Kiara said...

This is really good. I must try it in home.