Braised Chicken Legs With Olives and Tomatoes

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by dicentra

Food & Wine. WINE A soft, fruity California red.

Top Review by Papa D 1946-2012

These were very tender and had wonderful flavor, as did the sauce. Made as written and will save this to my chicken rotation file. Thanks for posting such a great recipe. Made for July's Tag Game ~ Aceitunas ~ Olives."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large heavy skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil until almost smoking.
  2. Season the chicken legs with salt and pepper and cook over moderately high heat until well browned, about 5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the pan and pour off the fat.
  3. Heat 2 more tablespoons of oil in the skillet. Add the onion and 3 of the garlic cloves and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until softened, about 7 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken to the skillet with the tomatoes, wine and rosemary; season with pepper and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes. Season with salt. Transfer the chicken to plates and keep warm.
  6. Meanwhile, in a food processor, pulse the olives with the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and 1 garlic clove to a coarse paste.
  7. Stir the olive paste into the pan sauce and warm over moderate heat. Spoon the sauce over the chicken and serve.

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