12 August 2008

One Pot Chicken Cacciatore

One Pot Chicken Cacciatore
1 cup diced onion
1 cup diced celery
1 cup shredded carrots
2 tsp. minced garlic
2 Tbls. olive oil, divided
3/4 cup flour
1 Tbls. Italian seasoning
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 1/2 cups water, divided
4 cups spaghetti sauce
3 oz. orzo pasta
1 (10 oz.) pkg. baby spinach
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella


In a large skillet over medium heat, saute onion, celery, carrots and garlic in 1 Tbls. olive oil, about 5 minutes until tender. Meanwhile, combine flour and Italian seasoning in a wide, shallow bowl. Roll chicken pieces in flour to coat. With a slotted spoon remove vegetables from skillet; set aside. Brown chicken in the remaining 1 Tbls. olive oil, cooking about 5 minutes on each side. Add 1/2 cup water to deglaze pan. Return vegetables to pan and stir in the spaghetti sauce. Cover and simmer 25-35 minutes until chicken is nearly cooked through. Push ingredients to the center of pan. Place orzo and remaining 1 cup of water around the edge of pan; cover and cook until pasta is done. Add spinach leaves; cook until they are wilted. Sprinkle cheese on top and serve. Delicious!!

This really did turn out delicious (even if my son did complain profusely about the *green stuff*). It is a very fresh and flavorful dish--healthy, too!


Kelli said...

I love one pot meal and this looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

PinkDaisyGirl said...

I've always loved chicken cacciatore but I've never found a super great recipe. This one looks simple and worth a try, although my little people might have words to say about the green stuff too.

I so need to get back into my menu planning!

~ Kayren

Betsy said...

I have never made this! It looks delicious! Yummy!

Nancy said...

Sounds great! Another of Lora's recipes I can't wait to try!

Song Lee said...

this looks great.