" I truly think it is best to be a robin lightly dressed concocting soup inside my nest" ~Maurice Sendak

Catch Me!

It is a crazy hectic time of year.

Between life's normal routines we now must squeeze in time to shop for and wrap gifts, write cards, entertain, cook turkeys and go to Christmas parties.

I'm sure any any shortcuts now are appreciated. Especially when it comes to rush hour dinner time meal preparation.
This is a quick version of the classic Italian favorite Chicken Cacciatore. Using boneless chicken breasts greatly reduces the cooking time. While the chicken simmers you can boil the pasta.

This also tastes great re-heated the next day for a hot lunch.

Quick Chicken Cacciatore

  • ~olive oil
  • 1 pound of boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 can of tomatoes
  • 2 tsp capers
  • 2 tsp each of basil and oregano
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup of red wine
  • 2 cans of tomato paste
In a large deep skillet brown the chicken in the olive oil.
Remove to a plate.
Add the onions and garlic and cook until softened.
Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a low boil.
Return the chicken to the pan reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes to half an hour.
Serve over hot pasta of your choice.

Wine Suggestion: Merlot


P.S. The recipe for Shepherds pie has been updated.

1 comment:

  1. We all seem to feel that way during this time of the year...isn't it wonderful :)Great wine suggestion! oh and if you have time will you drop by at Foodista ? We are building an online food and cooking encyclopedia ala wikipedia and you can also check out our recipes on the site as well :) Cheers!