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Holiday Eating Season is about to Begin

November is here and holiday food is starting to appear at work (treats), parties are being planned and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. The whole mindset seems to shift during this time and we all overeat.

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Roman-Style Chicken

Recipe by Giada De Laurentiis

Prep 20 minutes cook 40 minutes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless chicken breast halves, with ribs

  • 2 skinless chicken thighs, with bones

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus 1 teaspoon

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus 1 teaspoon

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced

  • 3 ounces prosciutto, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1/2 cup white wine

  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves

  • 1/2 cup chicken stock

  • 2 tablespoons capers

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

1. Season the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. In a heavy, large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot, cook the chicken until browned on both sides. Remove from the pan and set aside.

2. Keeping the same pan over medium heat, add the peppers and prosciutto and cook until the peppers have browned and the prosciutto is crisp, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, wine, and herbs. Using a wooden spoon, scrape the browned bits off the bottom of the pan. Return the chicken to the pan, add the stock, and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the chicken is cooked through, about 20 to 30 minutes.

3. If serving immediately, add the capers and the parsley. Stir to combine and serve. If making ahead of time, transfer the chicken and sauce to a storage container, cool, and refrigerate. The next day, reheat the chicken to a simmer over medium heat. Stir in the capers and the parsley and serve.

Nutrition Info per serving

266 cals; 13 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 76 mg cholesterol; 1307 mg sodium; 8 g carbohydrate, 1.5 g fiber; 28 g protein; 4 g sugar

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