Giambotta is basically an Italian Stew and is a typical dish of the southern regions of Italy. Giambotta can be eaten as a first course or as side dish. There are many variations of Giambotta and this dish is also known as ciambotta. Giambotta is a stew based on vegetables, but may have other ingredients such as meat or fish. The vegetable choices for Giambotta are usually potatoes, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, chili, onion and herbs. This version includes sausage and chicken that is great served as a main course.
1 pound of hot or mild Italian sausage sliced into chunks
4 boneless chicken breasts sliced into strips
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
4 potatoes peeled and diced
2 large green or red bell peppers sliced
2 medium onions sliced
1 teaspoon of oregano
¼ cup chicken stock
salt and pepper to taste
Cook the sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until thoroughly cooked.
Remove sausage from the skillet and set aside.
In the same skillet sauté the chicken in the oil from the sausage –about 10 minutes.
After the chicken is cooked remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside with the sausage.
In the same skillet add the olive oil, potatoes, peppers and onions.
Stir in the oregano and chicken stock.
Cook the vegetables until tender about 15 minutes.
Add the sausage, chicken salt and pepper into the skillet and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Serve hot.
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