Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cheap Chicken Cacciatore (Frugal Food Thursday)

chicken cacciatore
Welcome to Frugal Food Thursday!  If you have a great frugal recipe, please link up below! 

Last week, I bought a 4-lb package of kosher chicken thighs at Publix.  The bag cost $14.29.  Ouch!  That is not frugal!

But with a $10 off $50 Whole Foods coupon, as well as some coupon overages, I was able to get the package for free!

Here's what I made with them this week: Cheap Chicken Cacciatore.


4 bone-in chicken thighs
1/2 cup flour
1 tbsp garlic powder
1/2 tbsp freshly ground pepper
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup light olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 4-oz can mushrooms, drained
1/2 cup red wine
1 28-oz can tomatoes with juice
1 tbsp Italian seasoning

Remove excess fat from chicken thighs.  Place flour, garlic powder, pepper, and salt in a paper bag.  Place one thigh in the bag and shake until the thigh is coated with flour mixture.  Repeat for the other three thighs.

 In a large saucepan with lid, heat the olive oil over medium heat.  Add the thighs to the pan and brown thighs for about 4 minutes, then flip over and brown for another 3-4 minutes.  Remove thighs from pan.

Add the onion and garlic to the pan and saute for about 3 minutes or until soft.  Add the mushrooms and cook 1 more minute.  Add the red wine.  Add the tomatoes and Italian seasoning.  Turn the heat to high until the sauce is boiling.  Set the heat to medium-low, add the thighs back into the pan, and cover with the pan lid.

Simmer for about 45 minutes, or until meat is cooked through.  Serve over shell pasta.

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The Cyclist's Wife May 3, 2012 at 6:40 PM  

Hi thank you for hosting! Today I’m sharing my scratch marinara #1 – roma tomato, roasted red pepper & basil. We are a cycling/running household so we eat a lot of pasta! I was tired of buying jarred marinara but dismayed when I couldn’t find a scratch recipe that didn’t contain canned tomato something, so I made my own! This is #1 of the series.

Run DMT May 4, 2012 at 11:56 AM  

Yum! This reminds me of my childhood. My mom used to make this all the time.

Friday Food Fight link is up!

Ann Kroeker May 4, 2012 at 12:39 PM  

What a steal! Way to go--and the recipe looks like a tasty and simple one. Thanks for linking to Food on Fridays!

Barb @ Frugal Local Kitchen May 4, 2012 at 2:30 PM  

Thanks for hosting! I can't wait to read the Homemade Mayo post. I'd love to try making my own.

Susanne May 4, 2012 at 2:48 PM  

Here from Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. I love chicken cacciatore and love to try all sorts of versions! This sound very delicious!

Swathi Iyer May 8, 2012 at 2:17 PM  

Delicious chicken dish. thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace May 12, 2012 at 8:55 PM  

Thanks for sharing your frugal recipe and linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. I highlighted your recipe on the Tempt My Tummy Spotlight this weekend.

Lea H @ Nourishing Treasures May 13, 2012 at 8:15 PM  

Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures' Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy May 13, 2012 at 10:05 PM  

Sounds delicious! Thanks for linking up to Healthy 2Day Wednesday, and come back next time to see if you were featured!

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