Chicken Cacciatore


borrowed from "thechef"

3 tbls. olive oil
3 boneless skinless chicken breast
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped carrots (shredded if possible)
1 clove garlic
1 stalk celery, minced (finley shredded)
1 lb can of chopped tomatoes or fresh
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup of pulverized dried rosemary
1 samll can chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup cherry wine

Heat oil and brown chicken well on all sides. Remove chicken. Add the oil and onion and next 4 items and saute, stirring until onion in lightly golden brown in color. Put tomatoes thru a strainer to remove water and seeds and add. Add remaining items except the sherry, let simmer for 5 minutes. Correct the seasoning to your taste then return the chicken and let simmer, covered, until the chicken is fork tender. Stir in sherry, and let simmer for 5 more minutes.