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Poppy’s Chicken Cacciatore 

(makes 4-5 servings depending on how hungry you are)


2lbs of boneless/skinless chicken thighs (chicken breast can be substituted, but why)

1-green pepper (julienned)

1-red pepper (julienned)

1-orange pepper (julienned)

1-sweet onion (julienned)

3-cloves of garlic minced


3-tblspn. of extra virgin olive oil

1-28oz can of tomato sauce

1-6oz can of tomato paste

1-cup of white wine (the kind you intend to drink)

¼-tsp. fresh chopped basil

¼-tsp. oregano

¼-tsp. garlic powder



1-box of linguine

-Start by heating up the olive oil over a medium heat in a sauté pan that can accommodate all the ingredients.

-Salt and pepper your chicken on both sides and add to the sauté pan when the oil is nice and hot.

-Brown chicken on both sides, about 5 mins per side or until chicken releases.

-Remove chicken from the pan and deglaze the remaining bits by slowly pouring in the white wine and let it come to a boil for a few minutes.

-Stir in the tomato sauce, paste, spices plus a pinch of salt/fresh ground pepper and bring to a boil stirring occasionally.

-Once sauce is boiling add the onions, peppers, garlic and continue to boil for a few minutes so everything can incorporate stirring frequently.

-Stir the chicken back into the pan to incorporate everything together, cover, lower the heat to simmer.

-Simmer for 30 minutes stirring & tasting occasionally.

-While the deliciousness is simmering, boil water for your linguini and start drinking the remaining bottle of wine

-Serve over the linguini 


Adrien Sharp

Adrien Sharp serves as host of  “Food Circus” and previously “Home for Dinner” on JTV.  Adrien’s passion for cooking caught the attention of The Food Network, selecting him as a finalist on season 3 of “The Next Food Network Star”.  Appearances on “The Today Show” and hosting duties for a web series by Kraft Foods followed.  In addition to food, Adrien’s passions are music, soccer and his family.  When not on JTV, Adrien is a private chef and food company manager.  He enjoys time on the lake, playing sports and time with his wife and three children.

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Lisa Spampinato

Lisa Spampinato is the host of “In the Kitchen with Lisa”, a regular feature on “The Bart Hawley Show” and some time host of “Food Circus”.  Lisa is a long-time executive chef and owner of In the Kitchen Personal Chef Services.  Lisa has catered events of all sizes and has volunteered her services for many charity events.  Lisa and her husband Mike have two sons.  Lisa can even feed a football team, and often has for her son’s high school football team dinners.  Growing up on Long Island, Lisa was exposed to many various ethnic cooking styles and learned to love and appreciate them all.


Krissy Kerwin

Krissy Kerwin is a native of Jackson and a globe-trotting executive as in-flight caterer for many superstars of entertainment and sports.  Krissy loves to experiment with new flavors and fresh ingredients discovered in her travels.  Krissy attended Le Cordon Bleu: California School of Culinary Arts and was a contestant on “Chopped” on The Food Network.   Krissy is a food writer for several magazines and food safety and food handling trainer for the airline industry.  She spends time with her daughter and her cat, Gus Gus as well as volunteering for animal rescue causes.

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