I wanted to pass on an easy recipe for chicken cacciatore that will likely impress friends, significant others...heck, all of your dining companions. This dish was made with left-over ingredients that I had in the fridge and I think that's why it will appeal to many. The recipe that I used is here and the following are my variations:
I made a healthier version of this dish and omitted bacon. Also, not having a whole chicken to cut up, I used just the drumsticks and they worked fine. Instead of mushrooms and baby carrots, I substituted in green peppers and tomatoes--mmmm...tender and delicious.
A bed of white rice was the starch in all of this, which was yummy and soaked up all the red wine sauce quite well. I think that was my favorite part of this--the sauce. Slightly sweet and hearty from the red wine, it was a treat for the tastebuds at the end of the day. Enjoy it and let me know the variations you come up with.