Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Hunter's Chicken and Progresso Giveaway

Chicken is a protein staple for many of us trying to lose weight or live a healthier lifestyle. I would bet serious money that the vast majority of us have groaned over the idea of yet another piece of grilled chicken. This is why I love Hunter's Chicken, cacciatore in Italian. At its most basic, Hunter's Chicken is chicken braised in wine and vegetables with tomatoes, onions, peppers and mushrooms being the most common ingredients. But, you can feel free to vary these to your own taste.

This version and uses thinly sliced red peppers along with, onions, mushrooms, and red wine. It created a delicious sweet and earthy flavor, with just a touch of heat from the garlic and red pepper flakes. What I love is that you get all those flavors and a filling dish for only 271calories with 6 grams of fat, 34grams of protein, 16 grams of carbohydrate and 4 grams of fiber. This is absolutely a dish you can eat without guilt.

Along the lines of guilt-free food, Progresso asked me to try two of their new soups and have offered a nice giveaway to go along with it. I must admit that Nancy, Quinn and I are fans of Progresso. Their light soups are a constant in our pantry because they are flavorful without being loaded with fat. Their new "Heart Healthy" Low Sodium soups don't disappoint. If sodium is a concern, they are absolutely worth giving a try.

If you'd like to try these for free and get a cool soup cup and an Everlast exercise ball with a DVD, leave a comment on this post. A winner will be randomly selected at 8 a.m. Central on Monday Dec. 27, just in time for your New Year's resolution! The information, prize pack and giveaway have all been provided by Progresso through MyBlogSpark.

Let's eat!

Hunter's Chicken
Makes 4 servings
4 skinless chicken breast halves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 pound white mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 cloves 
garlic, minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
29 ounces diced tomatoes
1 teaspoons dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes or more for extra heat
Kosher salt to taste
1/4 cup Parmesan or pecorino cheese (divided)

Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on both sides and set aside on a platter. Cover with foil.

Reduce the heat to medium. Add the onion and red pepper, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables just begin to soften. Add the mushrooms and cook, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until mushrooms begin to brown. Add the garlic and cook an additional 30 seconds. Add wine and cook until reduced by half. Add the tomatoes and juice, oregano, red pepper flakes and salt (I used about 1/4 teaspoon) and simmer covered for 10 minutes.

Return the chicken breasts to the skillet and simmer, covered, until the chicken is just done.

Serve topped with cheese

Deal of the day: This Taylor Digital Cooking Thermometer/Timer is on sale for $15 at Amazon. Great for getting your holiday main course to the perfect temperature. 


Mags @ the Other Side of 50 said...

Looks like a great chicken recipe Scott. I hate the thought of that New Year's diet coming right around the corner, but the fact is it's going to have to happen.

Kim said...

Yes, Scotty, looks yummo as Rachel Ray would say.

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

We do eat a lot of chicken and sometimes I run out of ideas on how to prepare them. This dish sounds really good. Love that sauce. i think it will go well with rice.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family!

Kim_Castleberry said...

Due to a medical condition I need to change my diet. I will be coming back here to get some ideas for different meals for my family.

Scott K said...

Thanks and holiday wishes to all. Kim, good luck.

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

This looks great and I agree that boneless chicken breasts can be a great addition to any diet!

The Mom Chef said...

Yeah, the new year gets us all looking towards swimsuit weather and sighing heavily. This will help us break into it more easily. Thanks. said...

I eat too much chicken - sometimes daily! But, I am not sick of it because I always find different ways to prepare it. Thank you for sharing your recipe - that's another way for me to have my chicken! :)

Lee said...

I'm always looking for new ways to cook chicken, the family favorite. Sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lauren said...

What a great giveaway - thanks! Love the site, keep up the great work!

Mother Rimmy said...

I can so relate to eating a ton of grilled chicken. I've never heard of Hunters Chicken. I love the lightness of the soup. All those terrific veggies make for a hearty stew. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Your Hunter's Chicken recipe sounds easy and delicious; can't wait to try it :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Steve, I got a set of Anaolon Profession cookware because of your mention on the good price on Amazon.....I love, love, love it.....DH cooked walnut pancake in the griddle yesterday for Christmas was great........thank you so much. Patty

danasfoodforthought said...

This recipe sounds delicious! I make so much chicken that my boyfriend often complains he is going to sprout feathers. I bet he'll appreciate this one!

Anonymous said...

You provide some wonderful recipes for all of us, and this one will be given a try within the week. Thanks so much, as you give so much of your time to us out in cyberspace.

Would love to try the soups also.
Jane Huisingh

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious and Christmasy too with the red and green colors.

Scott K said...

danasfoodforthought won the giveaway! Thanks all for participating and for your comments.

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