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Manhattan Chicken Cacciatore

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I took a classic Italian comfort recipe and kicked it up an health notch by adding my favorite secret ingredient: TURMERIC! Yes – Superfood Turmeric blends perfectly with the wine, tomatoes, chicken juices to give an added depth of flavor and an anti-inflammatory boost. I also added in a blend of shiitake and cremini mushrooms . I call this kicked-up-a- notch, but still super-easy-lazy-girl dinner-party-perfect recipe, my ‘Manhattan’ chicken cacciatore! Yes, this braised chicken dish is great for dinner parties and weekend family dinners. AND…it’s all the better if you make it a day ahead and let it sit overnight for all the flavors to soak in.

Further Food Commentary:

This recipe is not only a good source of lean protein, but is also rich in antioxidants. Peppers and tomatoes are full of carotenoids, including beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin, that are potent cancer fighters. Turmeric's antioxidant curcumin is also great at warding off oxidative stress, inflammation and disease, but is hard for the body to absorb. Pairing it with black pepper and healthy fats, like in this recipe, increases absorption dramatically.

By Casey Giltner, Nutritionist
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Manhattan Chicken Cacciatore

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  • Prep Time:20 mins
  • Cook Time:1.5 -2hrs
  • Servings: 5

Ingredients

8 chicken thighs, bone in & skin on (or any whole pieces of chicken)
Salt & pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup shiitake mushrooms (sliced)
1 cup crimini mushrooms (sliced)
1 large red or yellow onion (diced)
1 red bell pepper (sliced)
4 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt

2-3 springs of fresh thyme or rosemary

2 teaspoons Superfood Turmeric

3/4 cups dry white wine

1 can whole or diced tomatoes with juice
Fresh flat-leaf parsley or cilantro to taste (chopped)

Red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper to taste (optional)

Instructions

  1. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Salt and pepper both sides of chicken.
  2. Cook chicken in batches, in hot oil in large dutch oven or heavy skillet, over medium-high heat 3-5 minutes on each side or until browned. Place on a separate plate and set aside.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add mushrooms, onion, pepper, garlic.
  4. Stir and cook for 3-4 minutes and then add salt, pepper, thyme or rosemary, and Superfood Turmeric (feel free to add in a dash of red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper if you like things spicy!).
  5. Cook another 3-4 minutes then add the wine and tomatoes, bringing liquid to boil.
  6. Add chicken back into pot, nestling into sauce.
  7. Cover and cook over low heat for 1.5 – 2 hours, or until meat is tender, basting chicken with the sauce occasionally.
  8. Sprinkle with parsley or cilantro prior to serving.

Note: You can serve this over pasta, brown rice, polenta, or keep it paleo style and serve with large serving of broccoli or roasted cauliflower!

Rinse chicken and pat dry. Salt and pepper both sides of chicken. Cook chicken in batches, in hot oil in large dutch oven or heavy skillet, over medium-high heat 3-5 minutes on each side or until browned. Place on a separate plate and set aside. Reduce heat to medium and add mushrooms, onion, pepper, garlic. Stir and cook for 3-4 minutes and then add salt, pepper, thyme or rosemary, and Superfood Turmeric (feel free to add in a dash of red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper if you like things spicy!). Cook another 3-4 minutes then add the wine and tomatoes, bringing liquid to boil. Add chicken back into pot, nestling into sauce. Cover and cook over low heat for 1.5 – 2 hours, or until meat is tender, basting chicken with the sauce occasionally. Sprinkle with parsley or cilantro prior to serving. Note: You can serve this over pasta, brown rice, polenta, or keep it paleo style and serve with large serving of broccoli or roasted cauliflower!

Nutrition Information

Per Serving:  Calories: 478; Total Fat: 46g; Saturated Fat: 12g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 2055mg; Potassium: 459mg; Carbohydrate: 11g; Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 41g
Nutrition Bonus:  Vit C: 83%; Vit A: 19%; Iron:7%;

 

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Founder & CEO of Further Food. Read more about our story here. Outside of my day job, I am also a certified yoga teacher, and love to surf, run, tango, travel and cook.

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