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Vegetarian Chicken Cacciatore

I find it interesting that cacciatore means hunter in Italian. In preparing this dish I did make it “hunter-style” (meaning I did prepare this with onions, herbs and tomatoes) but took some liberties with adding more veggies to this awesome dish.

The added veggies also give some extra vitamins/minerals like extra fiber, calcium, potassium, B6, D, K, E and A plus the good carbs your body needs and it really gives a nice twist to this classic tasty dish. The workout group I am in had a type of this recipe but it gave me an idea to make it but with a vegetarian twist and I found it to be more hardy and so good.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 box of Quorn fillets ( 4 fillets come in a box)
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium celery stalk, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1 8 oz can of tomato sauce and 5 whole tomatoes cut in bitesize pieces
  • 1½ tsp dried basil, crushed
  • Ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 1 medium eggplant, peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 6 fresh parsley sprigs, finely chopped (for garnish, optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add fillets; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes,
  3. Add onion, celery, garlic, bell pepper, and mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 5 minutes or until onion begins to soften.
  4. Add tomatoes, basil, and pepper (if desired); cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes.
  5. Add zucchini and eggplant; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes,
  6. Garnish with parsley if desired.

Serve over brown wheat spaghettis noodles that are cooked per the packaged directions.

You can top with shredded parmesan, enjoy!

Author:

Hi, I'm Gwyn a entrepreneur, mom of 2 and a grandma of 2! I had been married for a long time to an abusive alcoholic, this left me feeling broken and forgetting who I really was. I started gwyns day 1 as a way for me to share the awesome way God can heal, restore and give a wonderful life full of purpose and joy. My greatest passion is my family but also helping others . With this blog I hope to share uplifting quotes and stories for a healthy mind body and soul life style, as well as fun with crafts and recipes. Here is my mantra and the whole reason for the name of this blog, what a great reminder that every day is a brand new day we can start fresh and do better. Day One Matthew West from the album Live Forever Buy on Amazon | iTunes

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