Wow cooking is an art daw. :) Because of our current financial situations, it's not really practical to eat on restaurants. One eat-out per month is enough so as to satisfy my cravings He He He. Minsan nga wala pa so nga-nga na lang. :p So every weekend when I am craving for something, I will just cook it at home. I told my boyfriend that I wanted to cook Chicken Cacciatore over Whole Wheat Fussili that I saw over the internet. My boyfriend is the chef of the house. He is really good at it and always initiate to do it. And as usual he cooked it then adds something else to the recipe.
"Cacciatore means "hunter" in Italian. In cuisine, it refers to a meal prepared "hunter-style" with tomatoes, onions, and herbs, and is popularly made with braised chicken. Chicken Cacciatore is a dish in itself, but it may also be paired with pasta or even with rice. Fancy and complicated as it may seem, Chicken Cacciatore is very easy to make." - Kriska Marie of Sweet Nothings
Here is our own version! :)
2 450g-packs boneless skinless chicken breast halves
(the boyfie chops it into small pieces)
8 pcs medium-sized ripe tomatoes, cut into cubes
2 tbsp ground black pepper (for sauce) and another 1 tsp (for chicken)
1 tbsp olive oil for frying
2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely-chopped (we didn't add)
1 250g-can whole button mushrooms, thinly-sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
2 tbsp dried oregano (we didn't add)
2 tbsp honey (we didn't add)
whole wheat fusilli or brown rice
1 sachet of ketchup
1 1/2 spoon of flour
1 1/2 cup of water
For the pasta (any pasta would do), cook according to package directions.
Wash chicken breasts with running water. Pat-dry with clean cloth or paper towel, and season with pepper.
In a sauce pan with oil over medium-high heat, cook chicken until golden brown. Flip the chicken to cook the other side. About 4 minutes per side.
Remove chicken from heat, chop to small pieces, transfer to a clean plate, and set aside.
In the same pan where we cooked the chicken, saute garlic over medium heat until golden brown. Add in the onions and cook until translucent.
Stir in the mushrooms and pepper.
Add the tomatoes, 1 small sachet of sweet and spicy ketchup, 1 1/2 cup of water and 1 1/2 spoon of flour. We wanted it a little thick that's why we added the flour. Give it a good stir and cover.
Once the tomatoes have broken down, stir in the chop chicken breasts.
Let is simmer until sauce is reduced and becomes thick.
Remove from heat and top over whole wheat fusilli. Serve and enjoy! :D
Sorry my picture didn't give justice to how yummy this recipe is. I actually requested "the boyfie" to cook this again!
Thank you Sweet Nothings for this yummy recipe!
'Till our next cooking session!