Chicken Cacciatore with Polenta Recipe
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Chicken Cacciatore with Polenta Recipe

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The microwave makes quick work of homemade polenta, and the rest is done in one skillet. Save a little Parmesan for sprinkling on top before serving. —Yvonne Starlin, Hermitage, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • CACCIATORE:
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) fire-roasted crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup pitted Greek olives

Directions

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, whisk water and cornmeal; microwave, covered, on high for 6 minutes. Stir; cook, covered, 5-7 minutes longer or until polenta is thickened, stirring every 2 minutes. Stir in cheese and salt.
  2. Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir until browned. Remove with a slotted spoon.
  3. Add onion to the same pan; cook and stir 2-4 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Return chicken to pan; stir in tomatoes and olives. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 6-8 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Serve with polenta. Yield: 4 servings.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled chicken mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.
Originally published as Chicken Cacciatore with Polenta in Simple & Delicious October/November 2014

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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