Sweet pepper & lemon chicken cacciatore. A take on the traditional Italian Hunter's Recipe with chicken thighs cooked in classic tomato and herb sauce. Yum! | theyumyumclub.com
Gather all of the ingredients together.
Prepare those ingredients that need to be prepared...mince the garlic, finely chop the parsley and onion, and slice the carrot, mushrooms and sweet pepper. Also, drain the tinned chopped tomato.
Finally, season the chicken.
Seal the chicken in a small frying pan and then transfer to a large casserole dish.
Turn the oven on to heat up to 160C / 140C Fan.
Now, add the garlic, onion, mushrooms, peppers and carrots. Also the lemon, chopped tomatoes and tomato paste. Finally, the dried herbs and some seasoning. Stir this all together.
Place the lid on the casserole dish and put the pot into the preheated oven. Let cook for 5 hours or so on this low heat checking every hour or so to make sure the casserole has not dried up. If it starts to dry then turn the heat down and add water or chicken stock.
30 minutes before the cooking is completed add the olives and some chopped parsley. Also, thicken with the cornflour and water mix, if needed, and season to taste.
Once cooked add some fresh basil.
Sprinkle of Parmesan if you like and serve on its own or with pasta, bread or, as I did, cauliflower rice. Very tasty and very yummy!