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Valerie Bertinelli's Crispy Chicken Cacciatore
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This chicken dish is a whole meal on its own. There are so many different flavorful veggies, plus the juicy chicken thighs, that you won't even need a side dish. The best part? You can make a whole dinner using just one pan!


    • 6 to 8 small, bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    • 8 ounces baby bella or white mushrooms, sliced
    • 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    • 1/4 cup dry white wine
    • One 26-ounce carton chopped tomatoes, such as Pomi
    • One 6-ounce can whole or sliced black olives
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken thighs skin-side down and cook undisturbed until golden brown, 3-4 minutes. Remove the chicken thighs to a plate.

3. Reduce the heat to medium low and add the onions, mushrooms, garlic and crushed red pepper. Cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the wine and simmer until reduced by about half. Add the tomatoes, olives, oregano and 1/2 cup water and bring to a simmer; stir in butter and season with salt and pepper.

4. Nestle the chicken thighs in the sauce, skin-side up, and transfer to the oven. Bake until the chicken is just cooked through, about 40 minutes.

5. Sprinkle the dish with parsley and serve immediately.