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So who is Mama? Mama is a full blooded Italian woman raised in Brooklyn New York surrounded with good food and Italian culture. I want to share the recipes of the old world with the new world. Known for her exceptional dishes she loves nothing more than to prepare and serve these recipes to her friends and family.

Now, we share them with you.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Chicken Catchatori Recipe

3 slices bacon, chopped
1 (2 to 3 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon butter
1 large onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup red wine
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup baby carrots, sliced
1 tablespoon red wine
2 teaspoons cornstarch
Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Saute chicken in bacon grease, with salt and pepper, until browned. Discard bacon and set chicken aside.
To the pan add butter and melt; saute onion, garlic and mushrooms until onions are transparent. Stir in 1 cup wine, brown sugar and vinegar. Cook, stirring, until hot and bubbly; add chicken and carrots.
Reduce heat to medium and cook 30 minutes, until chicken is well cooked and carrots are tender crisp.
Blend together 1 tablespoon wine and cornstarch. Stir into chicken and mix well to thicken.