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Polenta Cacciatore Casserole

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 60 min.
The addition of polenta turns traditional chicken cacciatore into a simple and delicious casserole.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 1/4 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thigh meat, cut into 2-inch chunks
  • Kosher salt and coarsely ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 (8 oz.) yellow onion, sliced into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 (8 oz.) green and red bell peppers, sliced into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup sliced olives
  • 2 Tbs tomato paste
  • 1 cup polenta

Directions

  • Heat oil in a large high-sided sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken, season with salt and pepper to taste and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until evenly browned. Add onions, peppers and mushrooms into pan and cook over medium heat for 4-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in chicken stock, olives and tomato paste, and bring to a boil.
  • Turn heat down to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Whisk in polenta, pour into a 9-inch by 9-inch square baker and bake in a 400°F oven for 30 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 397
  Calories from Fat 112 (28%)
(19%)Total Fat 12g
(11%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(48%)Cholesterol 145mg
(35%)Sodium 844mg
(33%)Potassium 1170mg
Total Carbohydrate 16g
(11%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(107%)Protein 54g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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