1/3 cup olive oil
1 large clove garlic, minced or crushed
1 4-lb. chicken, or 4 lb. chicken parts
1 lb. peeled, chopped, fresh tomatoes (3 large ones, or 2 cups),
or 1 can (1 lb.) undrained, chopped
1/2 cup marsala
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1 large onion, sliced (about 1 cup)
1 large sweet green pepper, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 carrot, sliced
1/4 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced, or 1 can (4 oz.) mushroom pieces,
Cut chicken into serving pieces and pat dry. Heat oil in a large
skillet. Add garlic and chicken pieces. Sauté for about 10
minutes, or until evenly browned.
Add remaining ingredients, except mushrooms; cover and simmer for
40 minutes, stirring occasionally. (add a bit of water if the pot
Add mushrooms and continue cooking for 15 minutes, until tender.
Serve with pasta, polenta, or crusty Italian bread.