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Chicken Cacciatore for 100

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Chicken Cacciatore for 100

Postby Peggy » Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:12 pm

Chicken Cacciatore for 100

Servings: 100 Portions (2 Pans)
Portions: 2 Pieces plus 1/3 Cup Sauce
Pan Size: 18 by 24-inch Roasting Pans
Temperature: 325 degrees F. Oven

12-16 (2 oz) cloves garlic, dry, minced
3 quart (3 lb) onions, dry, sliced
1-1/2 quart (2 lb) peppers, sweet, fresh, chopped
2 cups (1 lb) salad oil or shortening, melted
2 1/4 gallon (19 lb 2 oz or 3-No. 10 can) tomatoes, canned, crushed or chopped
10 1/2 cups (5 lb 13 oz or 3-No. 2-1/2 can) soup and gravy base, chicken
1 gallon water, boiling
5 bay leaves, whole
2 1/4 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoon oregano, ground
1/4 cup (2-1/2 oz) salt
50 lb. chicken, broiler-fryer, cut-up, thawed
3 quart (3 lb) flour, wheat, general purpose, sifted
1/4 cup (2-1/2 oz) salt
2 tablespoon pepper, black
1 quart (2 lb) shortening, melted or salad oil

Saute garlic, onions, and peppers in salad oil or melted shortening until tender. Add
tomatoes, tomato paste, Soup and Gravy base, water, bay leaves, chili powder, oregano,
and 1/4 cup salt. Simmer 1-1/2 hours. Set aside.

Wash chicken thoroughly under cold running water. Drain well. Dredge chicken in mixture
of flour, 1/4 cup salt, and pepper; shake off excess. Brown chicken in batches in
shortening or salad oil; overlap in rows in pans. Pour 4 1/2 quart sauce over chicken in
each pan. Cover; bake 1 hour or until chicken is tender.

3 lb 5 oz dry onions A.P. will yield 3 lb sliced onions and 2 lb 7 oz fresh sweet
peppers will yield 2 lb chopped peppers.

72 lb chicken, broiler-fryer, whole (cut into quarters or eighths) or 72 lb chicken,
broiler-fryer, quartered may be used.

Chicken may be browned in 365 degrees F. deep fat about 5 minutes or in a 400 degrees
F. oven for 20 minutes.

Other sizes and types of pans may be used.
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