The Best EVER Paleo Chicken Cacciatore

Hey everyone!  This is a recipe adapted from the lovely Giada De Laurentiis from the Food Network.  I’m not sure I’d ever had this before the un-paleo way, so I can’t say how different my paleo version is, all I know is that it is truly delicious.  The chicken just gets so “soft” as Alex put it!  I like it with roasted veggies on the side.  It’s a really soulful dish and the best part is that it’s great for you!

The Best Ever Paleo Chicken Cacciatore
Ingredients:

4 large chicken breasts – (Giada makes hers with 4 bone-in thighs and 2 bone-in breasts but Alex won’t eat anything off the bone so I stuck with large chicken breasts because that’s what I had on hand.  I’m going to try it with skin-on chicken next time!)

2 teaspoons salt, plus more to taste

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste

1/2 cup coconut flour,  1/2 cup almond flour,  for dredging

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 can of trader joes roasted red and yellow bell peppers (or 1 large red pepper)

1 onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

3/4 cup dry white wine (I have a basic cooking wine I got in the vinegar isle)

1 ( 28-ounce) can organic diced tomatoes with juice

3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

3 tablespoons drained capers

1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves

1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves

Directions

Sprinkle the chicken pieces with 1 teaspoon of each salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken pieces in the coconut/almond flour mixture to coat lightly.

In a large heavy saute pan, heat the oil over a medium-high flame. Add the chicken pieces to the pan and saute just until brown, about 5 minutes per side. If all the chicken does not fit in the pan, saute it in 2 batches. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside. Add the bell peppers, onion and garlic to the same pan and saute over medium heat until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes. (you may have to add more olive oil at this point) Season with salt and pepper. Add the wine and simmer until reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes with their juice, broth, capers and oregano. Return the chicken pieces to the pan and turn them to coat in the sauce. Bring the sauce to a simmer. Continue simmering over medium-low heat until the chicken is just cooked through, about 30 minutes.

Remove chicken.  If necessary, boil the sauce until it thickens slightly, about 3 minutes. Spoon off any excess fat from atop the sauce. Spoon the sauce over the chicken, then sprinkle with the basil and serve.

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Filed under Chicken, gluten free, grain free, low fat paleo, Paleo

3 responses to “The Best EVER Paleo Chicken Cacciatore

  1. Reblogged this on The World as I see it: Unfiltered and commented:
    This really is an awesome recipe!! Easy and so delicious!

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