There were always three things my dad made really well when I was growing up; Pizza, Chili, and Chicken Cacciatore (ok, four including the fudge he makes at Christmas, and actually five if you include his Chicken Marsala, I forgot about that one…). Not too long ago Nick and I went over to my parent’s house for dinner and my dad was in the kitchen whipping up his “famous” chicken cacciatore. right away I was having childhood memories wash over me. It was great (oh to be a kid again!). I soon realized the reason why he loves making this dish so much is because it’s incredibly easy, yet tastes like someone slaved over it for hours.
Typical of my dad, there aren’t really any colors other than red and white. Why not add some green for a true Italian meal (aka: Italian flag)?! No, for my dad (and me, I guess) the simpler the better. That being said, I’m a fan of adding vegetables to any dish when I can, and this one lends itself well to the addition of more veggies. Anyway, here is my dad’s recipe (with my addition of some green peppers!)……
My computer crashed a few weeks ago, did I tell you? It was my favorite laptop of all time, and it was so dear to my heart, but yet it had a better place to go, far up in heaven, I suppose. It took with it all of my favorite photos, and I’m too cheap to have them restored on my other computer. I mean, I have the backup here at home, so if I ever really need the photos I can get them, but for now I’ll just tell you that for the next couple weeks you’ll have to consider me a Dietitian Who Loves to Post Healthy Recipes, instead of a Food Blogger Who Can Take Half-Way Decent Photos (because, my photos are all old and not my updated versions I had saved, please, bear with me!). You don’t really care about the photos though, right?! I mean it’s all about the ingredients and the information…right?! Yeah.
That being said, these are old photos, and despite the fact that this Chicken Cacciatore doesn’t look so amazing, it truly is. For as simple as it is to make, it’s pretty fantastic. And, like I said, try it over some warmed polenta and you’ll be in heaven. And if you like this recipe, you might also like this Slow Cooker Chicken Marinara Chicken and Veggies recipe from a few months ago.