Chicken Cacciatore

Serving size: Serves 4

Cooking time: Less than 60minutes

Course: Lunch, Main

INGREDIENTS
500g skinless chicken breast fillets, cut
into 12 pieces
freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 medium (170g) red onion, halved, sliced
1 large (350g) green capsicum, sliced
2 (300g) celery stalks, cut into 1cm dice
2 medium (240g) carrots, sliced
2 large cloves garlic, chopped finely
400g can peeled tomatoes (no added salt), chopped coarsely
1 cup button mushrooms, sliced
1½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
¼ teaspoon chilli flakes
2 cups (350g) instant polenta
2 tablespoons chopped fresh
flat-leaf parsley


METHOD
Season chicken with pepper. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan over moderately high heat. Add chicken, cook until browned on both sides. Remove from the pan.
Add onion, capsicum, celery and carrots to the pan; cook over low heat until vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant.
Add tomatoes, mushrooms, lemon juice and chilli flakes; bring to a simmer.
Return chicken to the pan, cover with crumpled, wet baking paper and simmer over low heat until chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare polenta following packet directions, using water or stock. spoon polenta into bowls, add chicken mixture and sprinkle with parsley.