Saturday, September 5, 2015

Saturday Recipe

Here is a weeknight one pot meal which looks delicious. I have made Chicken Cacciatore in the past and may well try it again with this recipe.

by Anita Lo at Panna

12 oz Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper
2 tbsp Olive oil + more as needed
1/2 large onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
Splash white wine
1 Fresh thyme, sprig
1 Bayleaf
3 Tomatoes, chopped
1/4 c Kalamata olives, pitted
1 Fresh oregano, sprig

For the chicken: Heat a dry skillet on high heat for for one minute, then add the oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides and add to the pan. Brown, about 2-3 minutes per side, reducing heat to medium after 1 minute. Remove and pour out any dark oil

For the sauce: To the same skillet, add more oil and sweat the onions, 3-5 minutes (add more olive oil as needed). Add garlic, thyme and bay leaf, followed by white wine. Reduce white wine until almost dry, then add tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and toss. Add the chicken back to the pan along with the olives. Cook 10 minutes, occasionally moving the sauce around until it’s thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Plate by spooning the sauce onto a serving platter. Remove the bay leaf and thyme. Add fresh oregano followed by chicken

Have a great weekend


  1. I never would've thought of putting olives in chicken 'catch'. I use red and green bell peppers in mine.

    1. That would be good JoJo. If you like olives, as I do, you could add those as well.

  2. Keep fingers crossed-my computer seems to be working! This sounds quite good-Yum!

    1. So glad it's working Birgit, hope it stays that way. It is a tasty dish.

  3. Replies
    1. :-)

      I just put a bird in the oven. Smells good already. Hope you're having a great Sunday.

    2. Not a great one Ivy, but pleasant. You know I haven't cooked a whole chicken in a long time. Not sure why not.

    3. Pleasant is better than, suckin' monkey balls, eh?

      We do about one a week. Usually for Sunday. Did you like them when you did make full birds?

    4. Sure is better Ivy.

      Yes always enjoyed them. Don't know why I don't cook them any more.

  4. I cooked chicken cacc once for a boyfriend (many years ago) and when I went to serve it I dropped my plate on the floor. He ate his serving and didn't offer me any of his. He didn't last long I can assure you but I've never liked the recipe since then. Associative disorder or something.

    1. What a selfish bum Pinky. I'm not surprised he didn't last long. Pity to not have Chicken Cacciatore though. It would be a way of giving him the finger.