Thursday, October 6, 2011

Chicken Cacciatore

In our latest quest for eating healthy, the Husband and I have started the Paleo diet.  Have you heard of this?  Well if you haven't, let me fill you in.  Basically, the diet denies you of your favorite foods - like potatoes, dairy, rice, cereals and beans - because our paleolithic ancestors did not eat those food and therefore our bodies are not adapted to process such foods.  Maybe I am being a little dramatic - after all that is just my analysis of the diet after not eating my favorite foods for a couple of days!

Actually, I think the basic rules of the diet may have some impact on our waistlines and health.  The Husband already looks skinnier.  But I don't think that the diet is sustainable for us since we are potato, dairy and pasta lovers.  But we will do it as long as we can!

So what do I make for dinner now?  Well last night I made chicken cacciatore with veggies on the side.  The recipe I followed was from the Paleo Diet book by Loren Cordain.  It was really good.  The chicken was really moist and it smelled delicious!

before cooking - doesn't it look delicious?
Chicken Cacciatore
adapted from "The Paleo Diet" by Loren Cordain
4 bone in chicken breasts
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
1 red onion, sliced
2 C sliced mushrooms
1/2 C water
1 15 oz can crushed tomatoes
5-6 fresh tomatoes, diced
2-3 T fresh parsley, chopped

After baking

Place chicken pieces in large baking dish.  Sprinkle with pepper and oregano.  Cover chicken with  onion and mushroom.  Pour in water to cover bottom of dish.  Spread tomatoes over the chicken mixture and top with sprinkles of the parsley.  Cook at 350 F for about an hour or until it is done.

Like I said, it was really good and very filling!  I would definitely make it again, regardless of what "diet" I am following.

Updated:  I'm joining the hop over at Punkin' Heads and Dooda Loo's and the hop at Delightful Order.


  1. Hi! Following you now :) thanks for linking up o our blog hop. Glad to have you. I've heard of the paleo diet but I don't think it would fly here with hubs and the kids. Thanks for sharing this recipe - looks great

  2. this looks yummy! i'm a new follower via the tagalong thursday's hop!

  3. Oh this looks so good!!

    New follower from Tag-Along Thursday Blog Hop!

  4. That looks fantastic! I'm always on the lookout for great chicken recipes.

    Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog. I truly appreciate it! :)

  5. following from the blog hop! the looks amazing :) nice to meet you :)

  6. Following from the blog hop too! Wow..can't wait to see what other kind of recipes you cook up. Sounds the Paleo diet might be a little like South Beach. Except, eek! You can't have dairy??? Don't know if I could live. ;-) Good luck!

  7. I never knew what Chicken Cacciatore was before. What a beautiful dish.

  8. I've heard of this diet. Looks delish! GOod luck!!

    Found you thru Miss Mommy’s Blog hop! I’m your newest follower! Can’t wait to sit down and look around! Have a great day!!


  9. Seriously looks so so good! I will definitely have to try this recipe, yum. Thank you for joining in on our Tag-Along Thursday blog hop, I am a new follower of your fab blog!

  10. That looks amazing! My sweetie would definitely love it.


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