What is Healthy Tuscan Chicken-Pollo alla Toscana ?

Chicken Tuscan way with White Beans
Chicken Tuscan way with White Beans

Tuscan Chicken is a traditional and much loved dish because together with the chicken a delicious cream is served. The cream is made from flour, oil and liquids added during cooking

Dried Mushroom in Water
Dried Mushroom in Water
1 chicken ,cut in pieces or 9 thighs

100 grams flour (use GF flour if necessary)

30g dried mushrooms or 100 gr. depitted olives

300 grams tomatoe puree

3 ladlefuls of stock

½ glass of white wine

4 spoonfuls extra virgin olive oil

Salt, pepper

Soak the mushrooms in some lukewarm water for about 10 minutes.

Cut the chicken into pieces ,coat it lightly in flour and place it in a skillet with oil, skin side down. Add salt and pepper. 

Cook over a medium heat for about 15 minutes to crisp up the skin. Move the chicken around from time to time to ensure it cooks evenly .You have not to see any red part any more.

As soon as the chicken is golden(i.e. it has got some colour but not dark brown), cover it with the wine, letting it evaporate over a high flame.

Chop the mushrooms.

Add the mushrooms and the tomatoe puree

Continue cooking for about 50 minutes, adding the stock a little at a time.

Enjoy!

Suggestion: the  mushrooms  can be substituted with 400g of green, redand yellow peppers or olives(green or black ,as preferred).

Tuscan Chicken with Olives
Pollo alla Toscana con Olive

Serve it with a good focaccia or bread to eat the sauce!!!

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