Monday, September 23, 2013

Chicken Cacciatore

Another fantastic weeknight meal from Food Before 5 - this was a huge time-saver for me, because it lasted us for 2 nights, so gave me a day off cooking!  It's delicious, packed with veges, cheap, easy and quick to prepare.  PLUS, without any rice or extras, comes in at just 244 calories per serve!

Ingredients (serves 6 - 244 calories per serve)
1 tablespoon olive oil
600g chicken thighs
1 brown onion
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
200g button mushrooms, chopped
100g bacon, chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 x 400g tins crushed tomatos
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
3 teaspoons mixed dried herbs
250mL chicken stock

Heat oil in a large saucepan.  Brown chicken over medium-high heat, then remove from pan.

Add onion, celery and carrot to pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft.

Add mushrooms, bacon and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes.

Add remaining ingredients and mix well.  Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 40 minutes.

Serve with steamed brown rice or cauliflower "rice".

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