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Easy chicken dishes: Chicken in chili and tomato sauce from Potenza

Pollo alla Potentina
People in Basilicata like a ‘red hot teeth of the devil’ in their food as demonstrated in one of the classic easy chicken dishes from Potenza. It is a chicken casserole based on three common ingredients that are rendered special by the addition of peperoncino. A fiery temperamental dish, that can be prepared in less than 15 minutes.

1 chicken breast
300 g canned tomatoes
1 onion
100 ml white wine
1 peperoncino
Olive oil, salt, pepper
Fresh basil and parsley

Peel the onion, cut it in slices and fry them in olive oil
Cut the chicken breast in quarters or pieces
Fry the chicken with the onion until golden brown
Add white wine and let most of it evaporate before stirring in the tomatoes, peperoncino, salt and pepper
Let the meat simmer for another 10-20 minutes until tender
Sprinkle with chopped parsley and basil before serving
Pollo alla Potentina is great when served with roasted potatoes.

Easy chicken dishes

Other easy chicken dishes:

Chicken in Frascati wine

Chicken stew with lemon and rosemary

Pollo con le olive

Chicken with chickpeas and oranges

Chicken in almond and garlic sauce

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January 10, 2013 12:27 am


This looks delicious and I love how simple it is to make.

January 10 2013 13:40 pm


It is - simplicity is one of the main features in most Italian recipes.

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