Chicken Cacciatore

4 chicken thighs
salt to taste
1 teaspoon – ground black pepper
1/2 cup – all purpose flour for dredging
3 tablespoons – olive oil
1 large – green bell pepper,chopped
1 – onion, chopped
3 – garlic cloves, finely chopped
3/4 – cup dry white wine
1 – diced tomatoes
3/4 cup chicken broth/stock
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves

Sprinkle the chicken pieces with 1 teaspoon of each salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour to coat lightly.
In a large heavy saute pan, heat the oil over a medium-high flame. Add the chicken pieces to the pan and saute just until brown, about 5 minutes per side. If all the chicken does not fit in the pan, saute it in 2 batches. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside. Add the bell pepper, onion and garlic to the same pan and saute over medium heat until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the wine and simmer until reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes with their juice, chicken broth/stock and oregano. Return the chicken pieces to the pan and turn them to coat in the sauce. Bring the sauce to a simmer. Continue simmering over medium-low heat until the chicken is just cooked through, about 30 minutes for the breast pieces, and 20 minutes for the thighs.
Using tongs, transfer the chicken to a platter. If necessary, boil the sauce until it thickens slightly, about 3 minutes.Spoon the sauce over the chicken, then sprinkle with the basil and serve.