On Sundays, we take a different approach. Sunday Supper is a tradition in our family. It is an opportunity to gather our family and friends, enjoy quality time together, and eat a real meal.
Sunday Suppers are typically hearty family style meals served on platters that can be passed around in a communal style. Weather permitting is almost always enjoyed outdoors. This my friends makes for some our best memories as a family.
I have been making this Emeril Lagasse Chicken Cacciatore recipe for many years-It is foolproof, easy to prepare and can serve a crowd.
If you have not had a Sunday Supper in awhile, make plans, invite the family and a few good friends, sit down and enjoy a meal together.
Recipe from Emeril Lagassee
4 chicken thighs
4 chicken drumsticks
4 chicken wings
Emeril's Essence Seasoning
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup chopped onions
Freshly ground pepper
2 cups sliced shitake mushrooms, cleaned and stemmed
2 Tablespoons chopped garlic
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes, peeled and seeded
1 cup tomato sauce
1 cup chicken stock
pinch of red pepper
1 bay leaf
2 sprigs thyme
1 Tablespoon basil
1/2 pound cooked fettuccine or spaghetti
4-ounces grated Parmesan cheese
1 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
Season the chicken with Essence. Season the flour with Essence. Dredge the chicken in the seasoned flour, coating completely. In a large Dutch oven, over medium-high heat, add oil. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and brown for 2-3 minutes each side. Remove the chicken and set aside.
Add the onions. Season with salt and pepper. Continue to sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in the wine, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and stock. Bring the mixture to a boil. Stir in red pepper, bay leaf, thyme and basil. Add the chicken back to the mixture. Reduce heat to medium and cover. Simmer for 1-hour or until tender. Garnish with cheese and parsley.