Chicken Cacciatore

My mom found this simple recipe, and it is really, really delicious. The sauce uses wine, tomatoes, and mushrooms - need I say more?

Makes enough for about 7 people, if served over rice or similar starch.

4 lbs. bone-in chicken parts (legs and thighs are good)
2 T. fat
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
24 oz. jar "strained" tomatoes (Bionaturae packages theirs in glass)
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 cup white wine OR 3/4 cup vermouth
2 c. fresh mushrooms, quartered (8 oz)
Salt and pepper, to taste (definitely make sure to add enough salt!)

Brown chicken in a large skillet or wide pot.

Remove the meat from the pan, and add onion, garlic, and pepper; saute till just slightly brown. Add the chicken back into the skillet, and add the tomatoes, oregano, and wine.

Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Add the mushrooms, salt and pepper, and cook for ten more minutes.

Enjoy!