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  • Antonio's Chicken Cacciatore

    Antonio's Italian Spice Blend Seasoning

    Antonio's Chicken Cacciatore is a classic Italian dish that combines tender chicken with a savory tomato and vegetable sauce. Serve with hot cooked pasta for a satisfying and flavorful meal.

    Serves: 4


    • 3.5 pounds, cut into pieces chicken

    • 1/2 cup flour

    • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

    • 2, chopped and divided onions

    • 2, chopped and divided bell peppers

    • 2 cloves, minced garlic

    • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans, undrained whole tomatoes

    • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

    • 3 (6 ounce) cans (18 ounces total) water

    • 3/4 cup Burgundy wine

    • 1/3 cup Antonio's Italian Spice Blend Seasoning

    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

    • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar

    • 8 ounces, halved mushrooms

    • 8 ounces, cooked according to package directions pasta


    • Dredge the chicken pieces in flour.

    • Heat the vegetable oil in an 8-quart soup pot over medium-high heat.

    • Brown the chicken pieces well on all sides, then remove and set aside.

    • Add 1 chopped onion, 1 chopped bell pepper, and the minced garlic to the pot. Cook until the onions are slightly browned.

    • Add the whole tomatoes, tomato paste, water, Burgundy wine, Antonio's Italian Spice Blend Seasoning, dried thyme, and dark brown sugar. Stir continuously over medium heat until the sauce has thickened.

    • Add the remaining chopped onions, chopped bell peppers, and mushrooms. Stir well.

    • Return the chicken pieces to the pot. Lower the heat and simmer uncovered for 45 minutes, or until the chicken is tender but not quite falling off the bones.

    • Place the chicken pieces and hot cooked pasta on individual serving plates. Spoon the sauce over the top and serve.

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