Braised Chicken Arrabbiata

photo 2

Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients:
6 Pieces of bone in chicken, Breasts cut in Half
Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
3 Tbs Grapeseed Oil
1 Large Red Onion, Diced
6 Large Garlic Cloves, Minced
1 1/2 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper
1 Bay Leaf
1 Large Yellow Bell Pepper, Diced
1 Small Poblano Pepper, Diced
1 Tbs Tomato Paste
1 Cup Dry White Wine
1 28 oz Can Whole Peeled Tomatoes, chopped in Half, juices reserved
2 Tbs Red Wine Vinegar
2 Marjoram Sprigs, plus 1 Tbs Chopped Marjoram Leaves

Directions:
1)Preheat the oven to 400°. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. In a large ovenproof skillet, heat the oil until shimmering. Add the chicken skin side down and cook over moderately high heat, turning once, until browned, 7 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a platter skin side up.

2) Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of fat from the skillet. Add the onion, garlic, crushed red pepper and bay leaf and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until the onion is softened. Add the bell pepper and poblano and cook until softened. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute. Add the wine and boil for 2 minutes, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Add the tomatoes and their juices, the vinegar and marjoram sprigs and bring to a simmer.

3) Set the chicken legs in the skillet skin side up. Bake in the upper third of the oven for 35 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. Discard the marjoram and season the sauce with salt and pepper. Garnish with the chopped marjoram and serve.

Serve with soft polenta

One thought on “Braised Chicken Arrabbiata

  1. Pingback: Braised Chicken Arrabbiata | Smartchefblog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s