I've been a delinquent blogger. Trying to make a ton of soap prepare for holiday orders.
Also getting ready for a trip that will take me away from soap for almost 3 weeks....longer than I've ever left Saipua! More about that later.
But, tonight I had the time to make the recipe that follows. I wish I had a photo for you...but it was so delicious that it's all gone! Trust me, if you like spicy food....you'll love this.
I order it in Italian restaurants when I see it there. This is the first time I've made it. I found recipes with out the potatoes...I think they're critical. I didn't use the flour....thought it didn't need to be thickened. Some places make it with chicken breast...or cutlets. Don't.
You can make it ahead and reheat. That works really well....
• 2-3 T. olive oil
• 1 ½ - 2 lbs chicken, cut into small serving pieces
o (I used thighs, cut in half with the skin removed. On the bone is important! )
• 1 lb Italian sausage, links (sweet or hot or both)
• 1 small red bell pepper, julienned
• 2 garlic cloves, minced and crushed
• 6 hot cherry peppers, sliced (bottled in vinegar)
• 1 onion, sliced
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
• 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed
• 1 cup chicken broth (canned or fresh)
• 1/2 cup dry white wine (such as Pinot Grigio)
• 2 or 3 potatoes, peeled and diced small
• 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1. In a skillet, heat oil. Add chicken and sausage in batches; brown on all sides. removing pieces to a plate as they brown. Cut sausage into slices after it is cooked.
2. Discard all but 2 tablespoons drippings from pan. To hot drippings, red bell peppers, sliced cherry peppers, onion, potatoes, and garlic; saute until tender.
3. Return chicken and sausage to skillet. Add salt, black pepper, the rosemary , the broth, and the wine. Bring to a boil; lower heat and simmer, covered, until chicken is tender, about 25 minutes.
4. Remove chicken and sausage from skillet; arrange on warm serving platter.
5. Skim fat from mixture in skillet.
6. In a small glass measure, mix flour with 1/4 cup water until blended. Stir into liquid in skillet. bring to boiling, stirring constantly; boil for 1 minute, stirring, until mixture thickens.