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Chicken Cacciatore - No. 1

 
 
 
2 whole (2 lb size)    Broiler fryers, cut up  
3 Tbs    Olive or salad oil  
2 Tbs    Butter or margarine  
1½ cups    Onions, sliced  
1 clove    Garlic  
2 Tbs    Parsley, chopped  
1 can (17 oz)    Italian tomatoes (undrained)  
1½ tbs    Salt  
½ tsp    Basil  
¼ tsp    Pepper  
½ cup    Red wine  
 
1 Wash chicken; pat dry with paper towels.
2 Heat oil and butter in Dutch oven. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time and brown well on all sides. Remove as browned and set aside.
3 Add onion and garlic to Dutch oven and saute until golden brown - about 5 minutes.
4 Add tomatoes, parsley, salt, basil and pepper. Mix well, mashing tomatoes with a fork.
5 Bring to boiling. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes.
6 Add browned chicken and the wine; simmer, covered, 45 to 50 minutes or until chicken is tender.
7 To serve, spoon chicken and some of the sauce over rice. Yummy!