Chicken Cacciatore

Makes 4 to 5 servings. Recipe is from Pam Fisher.

1 clove minced garlic

1 large onion, sliced

2 tbls. cooking oil

1 (4- to 5-lb.) chicken, cut into pieces

6 ozs. tomato paste

1 cup hot water

Salt and black pepper, to taste

1/2 cup sliced mushrooms (fresh or canned)

1/2 cup tart red wine, optional

1. Cook garlic and onion in oil. Add chicken pieces and brown on all sides.

2. Combine tomato paste, water, salt and pepper; pour over chicken. Cover and cook over low heat until tender, about 45 minutes.

3. Add mushrooms and wine, if desired. Cook 5 minutes more.