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Robert Irvine’s Chicken Cacciatore with Polenta

Serves 6
Ready in 60 mins
Prep time 15 mins
Cooking time 45 mins
758 calories per serving

Chicken Cacciatore

> 1/4 cup olive oil
> 3 medium onions, sliced
> 3 mixed colored bell peppers, julienned
> 3 cups white mushrooms, cleaned and quartered
> 6 large ripe tomatoes, diced
> 2 tbsp tomato paste
> 2 cups tomato juice
> 3 tbsp chopped garlic
> 1/8 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
> 1/8 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
> salt and pepper
> 12 (4 oz) boneless chicken thighs or breasts (pre-grilled)


> 1 large onion, chopped
> 6 tbsp butter
> 8 cups water
> 2 cups yellow cornmeal
> Grated parmesan


Heat oil in a large sauce pot and sauté onions, peppers and mushrooms until onions begin to turn translucent and peppers begin to soften.
Add tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato juice, shallots, garlic, basil and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Let simmer 45 minutes until medium thickness.
Sauté onion in butter until softened. Add water and stir in cornmeal. Cook on low heat, stirring often, for about 40 minutes until tender. Sprinkle with Parmesan. (water ratio is different if using instant polenta, follow directions provided on package)
Preheat a grill to high.
Season chicken thighs or breasts with salt and pepper. Grill on both sides until cooked through.
Arrange chicken on serving platter and spoon sauce around. Serve with a side of polenta.

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