3/20/11

Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore

Hey guys, how the hell are ya?!  Yes, I've been M.I.A. for a while due to school once again kicking my ass, but I'm back!  I found some free time today to fiddle a little with the look of this site and finally post a new recipe.  I will do my very best to post more often from now on.  This is my LAST semester and then I graduate with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration.  I.Cannot.Wait.  You should be excited too, because that will most definitely mean much more frequent updates here on Foodie!

So before I get into today's recipe, I want to quickly mention what's been added to the site.  On the top right hand side of this site you will now find a poll that will help me make this site what you want it to be.  So take a minute and vote in the poll, ok?  Thanks!  I also added a way for you to receive emails anytime this site has been updated so you don't have to keep checking every day for a new post.  You'll find that on the top right hand side of this site as well... just enter your email address and click submit.

Ok, so I was inspired to cook this dish, Chicken Cacciatore, while watching Worst Cooks in America on the Food Network.  Anne Burrell's team cooked this dish and it looked delicious and easy to make for a weeknight dinner.  It also looked healthy and lower in calories and fat, so I was even more interested.  I've been desperately trying to lose my extra "foodie" weight lately, so you may be seeing more recipes on the healthy side here.

My first impression of this recipe was flavor-packed, fresh-tasting, and delicious.  If this is what eating healthy tastes like, then count me in.  Also, you can make this not spicy at all or as spicy as you want simply by increasing the amount of red pepper flake you use, or leaving it out all together.  I suggest at least putting some in because it really punches up the experience of this dish and if you're like me, maybe add a little more than the recipe calls for to give it an extra kick.

Find out how to make it after the jump.