Recipe Courtesy of Dr. Josh Axe“Italy is one of my favorite places on earth, and when my wife I can’t make it to Europe for a relaxing vacation, one of our favorite things to do is cook Italian food at home. Surprisingly, a lot of recipes are less intimidating than they seem, especially my super easy version of chicken cacciatore.Chicken cacciatore has always been one of my favorite meals—Italian or otherwise—because it’s based around healthy protein and veggies. I opt for free range chicken breast that’s healthy and lean and add in handfuls of veggies. The nutrition benefits of mushrooms are vast and not celebrated enough, and tomatoes are a great anti-inflammatory food. Add in the red wine—which can actually be good for you—and you have a dish that is both nourishing and delicious. And unlike other Italian favorites that are loaded with gluten and dairy, this dinner won’t cause digestive distress, leave you feeling fatigued or contribute to leaky gut.One more thing: Chicken cacciatore is traditionally served over pasta, but if you have celiac or gluten sensitivity, you can always choose a gluten-free pasta or creamy polenta. Want to go totally grain-free? This dish is just as tasty over a plate of greens or cauliflower rice.”
“This was my sister Heidi’s favorite dish growing up and she taught me how to make it. Many chicken cacciatore recipes call for boneless chicken breasts, but I prefer to use the skin and bones for more flavor. Ultimately you can choose the cuts of chicken you and your family prefer. You can even cut up a whole chicken.” – Maria Rodale, author of Scratch: Home Cooking For Everyone Made Simple, Fun, and Totally Delicious. The Daily Meal is lucky enough to have an exclusive preview of Maria Rodale beautiful cookbook and will be featuring a number of her recipes leading up to the release of her new cookbook, Scratch. She is a passionate cook whose journey took her from learning to feed and nourish her family to exploring the food of other cultures to eventually starting her blog, Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen.Click here to purchase your own copy of Scratch: Home Cooking For Everyone Made Simple, Fun, and Totally Delicious. Available October 11, 2016.
As a fresh joiner to this community, i would like to share the recipe for chicken cacciatore. A tasty Mediterranean food, which i believe all of you will enjoy. this is just the beginning. more to come. enjoy your day.