Chicken Cacciatore with Harissa, Bacon, and Rosemary
Chicken Cacciatore with Harissa, Bacon, and Rosemary
  • prep: 0 hr
  • cook: 35 min
  • total: 35 min
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  • Summary

    Recently, I have become a bit of a chicken thigh person, finding the meat moister and more succulent than the ubiquitous chicken breast. The addition of harissa, the spicy, tomato-y Moroccan paste, adds a subtle kick to this "hunter-style" Italian dish, but for those not in love with an extra bit of spice, then tomato purée works beautifully too.

    Ingredients

    • Vegetable oil
    • 4 strips of bacon
    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts or 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 bunch of green onions
    • 5 ounces cremini or black poplar mushrooms
    • 2 garlic cloves
    • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
    • 2 (14-ounce cans) of chopped tomatoes
    • A good glug (about 1/2 cup) of Madeira (or red or white wine or chicken stock)
    • 1 tablespoon harissa paste (you can get it from most supermarkets) or 3 tablespoons tomato purée
    • Pinch of dried oregano
    • 1 dried bay leaf
    • 11 ounces of your favorite pasta (I love to use penne or rigatoni)
    • 1–2 teaspoons sugar (optional)
    • Pat of butter (optional)
    • Small handful of fresh basil or parsley leaves (optional)
    • Large sauté pan, scissors, kettle, large saucepan with lid, colander

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 2615 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 128 g 197.49%
    • Saturated Fat: 54 g 271.73%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 263 mg 87.76%
    • Sodium: 7414 mg 308.91%
    • Calcium: 151 mg 15.14%
    • Potassium: 1047 mg 29.92%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 6 mg 33.24%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 79 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 10 g 40.64%
    • Sugar: 5 g
    • Protein: 251 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 9.74%
    • Vitamin C 286.07%
    • Vitamin D 0.92%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat13
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch4
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat34
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total3 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total33 oz-eq

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