Low Carb Hunter Chicken

Hunter ChickenOne can only imagine the origins of hunter chicken but it is not an American dish.  It was a meal made at the end of a day of hunting with likely lots of root vegetables and whatever meat may have been at hand.  Squirrel or rabbit anyone?  Now we know that the Italians love their wine so what better way to braise meat?  White wine can be subbed for the red wine but my preference is red.  The original was probably Chianti  but um, I don’t drink Chianti.

As I am a Type II diabetic, all recipes on this website are low carb and diabetic friendly.

Hunter Chicken
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Ingredients
  1. 8 Chicken Thighs Skin On
  2. ½ Lb Mixed Mushrooms
  3. 1 Medium Onion Diced Small
  4. 1 Smallish Chopped Yellow Pepper
  5. 1 Smallish Chopped Red Pepper
  6. 2 Small Chopped Carrots
  7. 1 T Crushed Garlic
  8. ½ Cup Halved Kalamata Olives
  9. 1 Cup Water
  10. 1 T Chicken Base
  11. 1 Cup Red Wine
  12. 2 Cans Diced Tomatoes
  13. 2 Bay Leaves
  14. 1 t Basil
  15. 1 t Oregano
  16. 1 t Thyme
  17. 1 t Rosemary
  18. ¼ Cup Olive Oil
  19. 2 T Capers
  20. Pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil and with skin side down sauté until dark golden brown. Turn and brown second side.
  2. Remove chicken and set aside.
  3. Add vegetables and sauté for 5 minutes or so.
  4. Add wine, garlic, chicken base, water, tomatoes, bay leaves & spices and begin reducing.
  5. Put chicken back into the pan and simmer for a 1-1½ hrs. or until chicken falls off the bone.
  6. Add the capers and check for taste.
  7. Remove bay leaves.
  8. Smother each thigh with lots of sauce.
  9. Add pepper.
  10. 8 Servings
  11. 345 Calories, 11.1g Protein, 12.5g Carbs, 1.4g Fiber 11.1g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. This is fantastic served over spaghetti squash or even cabbage noodles.
  2. If you have it, tear up some fresh basil to top.
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