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Chicken Cacciatore With Gnocchi

I imagine that just about everyone is experiencing “shelter in place” right now, limiting going outside unless absolutely necessary and maybe getting a bit antsy being cooped up in your homes. Trying to turn this into a positive for me means spending a lot of time cooking. I recently made chicken cacciatore and it brought back some really wonderful memories, it has been a long time since I made this dish and after the first bite I understood why I liked it so much and wondered what took me so long to make it. I wish you all good health, stay inside as much as possible, wash your hands, a lot! We will get through this and things will be back to normal (maybe a new normal) Much love, be safe and be well.

What have you been cooking? Let me know.

Chicken Cacciatore

Serves 4-6

4-6 chicken thighs bone in, skin on or a whole chicken cut up

1 large green bell pepper sliced

mushrooms (sliced) as much or as little as you like

2 shallot chopped

2 cloves garlic (smashed)

1 26 oz can crushed tomatoes

1 15 oz can diced tomatoes

salt and pepper to taste

splash of red wine to deglaze the pan

flour to dredge the chicken

Gnocchi (I didn’t make it used De Cecco

Dredge chicken in flour and set aside. Heat large cast iron or heavy fry pan (with lid) with high sides with enough olive oil to coat the pan generously. I used a Staub cast iron multi use pan with enamel coating (its awesome)

When pan is hot place the chicken in the pan careful not to crowd the pan skin side down. Cook approximately 4-5 minutes on medium high heat until nicely browned, turn over and repeat. Remove from pan.

On medium/high heat add shallots and green pepper and cook until softened. Add the mushrooms and garlic and continue cooking until soft but not caramelized. Remove and set aside, add the red wine to deglaze the pan, add the chicken, vegetables and tomatoes, season to taste. Put lid on, reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 1/2 or 2 hours stirring occasionally to make sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom.

When done add the gnocchi directly to the pan, no need to boil them first. Let them simmer for approximately 10-15 minutes until done. Garnish with some chopped parsley and grated parmigiana or Romano cheese.



21 Comments Post a comment
  1. Patty #

    Reblogged this on Campbells World.

    March 26, 2020
  2. Pleased to read you again. Thank you – a nice dish, charming, to be happy.
    Take great care – Amitiés 🙂

    March 26, 2020
    • Hello France; how are you? Things around the globe are difficult right now and I hope that you are doing well!! Hugs- Amities😘

      March 26, 2020
  3. This is wonderful Suzanne. I love that you used gnocchi! Hope you’re staying well!

    March 26, 2020
    • Hi Mimi; Hoping all is well, thank you!! I love gnocchi!! It is a departure using for this recipe but delicious!! Be safe and be well!

      March 26, 2020
  4. I’m delighted to know that you’re doing well, and cooking up a storm, Suzanne. This looks scrumptious! What have I been cooking? Well, I’m not much of a cook, but I make a mean pot of vegetable chili. Be well, be happy.
    Oh, there’s a free ebook at my place today and tomorrow. Hugs on the wing.

    March 26, 2020
    • Hi Teagan; hope all is well with you! The chili sounds awesome!! I had a dream about you the other night!! Hugs!!

      March 26, 2020
      • How funny. No wonder I woke up tired if I went all the way to NY. LOL.

        March 26, 2020
      • Ha! I don’t know what state I was in but I remember distinctly you had your walls painted in a real color and I saw kitties, it’s funny you were there but I couldn’t see you, only hear your voice. I did see the cats though!

        March 26, 2020
  5. hocuspocus13 #

    I just picked up Italian Hot Sausage for Sunday … I haven’t made that in a while it will be served with of course Macaroni 🍝🍝🍝

    Last week Yellow Split Pea Soup

    Glad to see your up and running… 💜💜💜 … We went through some difficult times at the end of 2019

    Still trying to get my “normal” on

    If I don’t hear from you

    Have a Very Happy Easter 🐰 🐰 🐰

    March 26, 2020
    • Hi; I sent you a few emails, did you get them? Glad to hear you are cooking and doing well! I also got some Italian hot sausage and am making a pizza!! Be well, stay safe!! Rough times but we will prevail!💜💜

      March 26, 2020
  6. hocuspocus13 #

    I check my emails everyday but I’ll check again maybe I overlooked yours I get so much junk in my emails

    We have such great March weather here it’s too bad we can’t get outside to enjoy it

    Have a Beautiful Day

    March 26, 2020
    • Yes let me know! I hope I have the right email address.

      March 26, 2020
      • hocuspocus13 #

        Yes I will let you know
        Be Blessed

        March 26, 2020
  7. So happy to see you are well, Suzanne! Your recipe looks scrumptious and brings back memories. Remain well, my friend. You can count on me staying inside.

    March 27, 2020
  8. Yumolicious. 😋🌿

    March 27, 2020

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