monday night’s dinner: hunter-style chicken

In my recent Keeping it Together post {loved all your feedback and tips} I mentioned that I try to make healthy home-cooked meals as often as possible. I thought I’d start sharing some of my favorite husband-approved easy recipes to give you some mid-week dinner inspiration!

Monday night I made a Weight Watchers version of chicken cacciatore, or hunter-style chicken. I love an easy one-dish recipe — fewer dishes to clean, FTW — and The Mister gave this dish an A+.

You can find the original recipe here. Start to finish, it took me about 30 minutes to whip this up (omitting five minutes for first aid, but we’ll get to that later).

The before and the fingers-crossed-it-looks-this-good after. I used a whole chicken that was cut up by the butcher at my grocery store.
I live by the principle that you should try to get as many colors as possible in your diet (artificial dyes excluded).
Evidence that you should not cook while distracted, exhausted, or tipsy from a glass of wine after a crazy day at work. Exhibit A: the large burn on my forearm from putting a tray of sweet potato tots in the oven a few nights before. Exhibit B: a sliced finger from a botch onion-chopping job. We were out of bandaids, so I had to rig up a tourniquet after my head stopped spinning from the sight of my own blood. My grandmother is shaking her head at me from heaven.
The final ingredient to this super-simple recipe, and my favorite refrigerated marinara sauce.

I served this chicken dish over brown rice, and it was oh-so delish. Let me know if you give it a try!

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  1. 4.8.12
    virginiaalamode said:

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  2. 3.29.12

    looks really good! :)

    xo Lisa

  3. 3.29.12
    Amy said:

    looks yummy

  4. 3.29.12

    Looks delicious and so saucy. I just posted a similar recipe with fresh tomatoes instead of sauce. I’ll have to try it your way. Merci!

  5. 3.28.12
    shannon said:

    That looks really delicious!

  6. 3.28.12
    tinspring said:

    Looks tasty. I’ve made a similar dish where I also threw in some black olives for good measure.

  7. 3.28.12
    Carrie said:

    I’m ixnay on the rice, but would eat the chicken and veggies in a heartbeat. Oooh the burn. Girl, I’ve been there before. Youch!