Chicken Cacciatore

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Chicken Cacciatore Chicken Cacciatore Recipe Courtesy of


Servings: 4 to 6
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 50 min
Difficulty: Easy

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12 ounces fatback, scored, optional
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 onion, chopped
2 pounds boneless chicken thighs
Frank’s Marinara Sauce, recipe follows
One 16-ounce package linguine, cooked and kept warm

Frank’s Marinara Sauce:

1/4 cup olive oil
12 ounces fatback, scored, optional
3 cloves garlic, mashed
1/2 onion, diced
One 35-ounce can whole tomatoes, such as San Marnano Tomato’s
Salt and ground pepper
Dried oregano
6 fresh basil leaves, torn

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Directions

Add the fatback to a skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, bell peppers and onions to the skillet. Cook until tender, about 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the chicken and cook until browned, about 4 minutes per side. Remove the chicken to a plate.

Add Frank’s Marinara Sauce, stirring to combine. Return the chicken to the skillet and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over the linguine.

Frank’s Marinara Sauce:

In heavy pot, heat the oil. Then add the fatback (if using) and garlic and saute until golden brown. Remove the fatback, then add the onions and saute until soft, 2 to 3 minutes.

Add the tomatoes (crush by hand into the pot). Bring to a boil, add salt to taste, reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Add salt, pepper and oregano to taste.

After finished, turn off the heat and add the basil. 

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