This is a great meal for entertaining...put the cacciatore together and get it in the oven, make a nice salad, some crusty bread and something yummy & delish for dessert (maybe Tiramisu!).
Oven Chicken Cacciatore
Paula Davis George
(or 1 cut up chicken, 8 pieces)
1 medium bell pepper, cut in strips
1 medium zucchini, sliced
1 (1 lb.) pkg. sliced fresh mushrooms
1 (4.25 oz.) can sliced black olives, drained
1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese
mix well. Pour over chicken and vegetables. Cover casserole with foil.
Sprinkle with cheese.
I also add 1 Tbsp. sugar to the sauce, to cut the acidity of the tomatoes and use 2 tsp. minced garlic instead of the garlic powder. Of course fresh herbs can also be used for the basil and oregano!