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Chicken Drumsticks Cacciatore

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Ingredients
  Chicken drumsticks 12
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 , finely chopped to make 3/4 cup
  Carrot 1 Small, cut into 1/8 inch slices
  Celery stalk 1 Small, cut into 1/8 inch slices
  Green pepper 1 Large, seeded, deribbed and cut into 1/2 inch squares
  Red pepper 1 Small, seeded, deribbed and cut into 1/2 inch squares
  Garlic 5 Clove (25 gm), finely chopped
  Fresh oregano leaves/3/4 teaspoon dried oregano 2 Teaspoon, chopped
  Fresh thyme/1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1 Teaspoon
  Canned plum tomatoes 28 Ounce, drained and chopped, with the juice reserved (1 Can)
  Dry white wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
2. Preheat the oven to 325° F.

MAKING
3. In an oven proof skillet or casserole, heat oil over high heat
4. Add the seasoned drumsticks and brown them on all sides for 10-12 minutes.
5. Transfer the chicken to a platter.
6. In the same skillet add the onion, carrot, celery, green and red peppers and garlic, oregano and thyme.
7. Sauté the vegetables for 5 minutes until soft.
8. Reduce the heat to medium and add chopped tomatoes, cooking until the excess liquid evaporates.
9. Pour in the wine and the reserved tomato juice.
10. Simmer for 10 minutes till the sauce is reduced to a thick consistency.
11. Return the drumsticks to the pan, coating them with the sauce.
12. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
13. Place the lid on the skillet and transfer to the oven. Braise the chicken for 30 minutes till the chicken is tender.

FINALIZING
14. Remove the skillet from the oven and transfer the chicken in a deep serving dish.
15. Place the skillet with the sauce on a high flame and reduce the sauce
16. Stir in the parsley.

SERVING
17. Spoon the sauce to coat the drumsticks and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Braising
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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