Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs
I made this from "Offerings From the Oven" --cookbook I received from my swap partner, BB502. I made using skin-on/bone-in large chicken thighs, using full sauce and seasonings, for 2 thighs. having 3+ hours time in the oven, reminded me of an old "I Hate to Cook Book" recipe, made frequently when we were first married. Chicken is done to falling off the bone, served with penne.
- 1 (2 1/2-3 lb) broiler chickens, cut into pieces
- 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 1⁄2 cup dry white wine, water or 1⁄2 cup chicken broth
- hot cooked pasta
- Place sliced onions in bottom of baking dish.
- Top with chicken parts.
- Add seasonings, tomatoes, sauce, mushrooms, and wine, in that order.
- Cover tightly with foil.
- bake at 325* for 3 hours.
- Discard bay leaf before serving.
- Serve with pan sauces over hot cooked pasta.
Delicious! I changed the recipe some to put in my crockpot since we were going to be gone in the afternoon. I seasoned chicken thighs with about 1 tsp. of onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, basil and about 1/4 tsp. salt and pepper. I then browned them in a skillet and put them in my crockpot on top of the onions, garlic, mushrooms, and some sliced bell pepper (I needed to use up). Toppped everything with the mixed seasonings, tomatoes, sauce and wine. Fabulous! Next time I will make this as instructed. Thank you for submitting the recipe. Made for New Kids on the Block tag game.
The end result was fall of the bone chicken but rather dry and stringy but had good flavour, though part of the problem here could have been it is just about impossible to get broiler chicken in Australia (only roasting chickens) so would definately cut the cooking time back to about 2 hours - I used a 1.5K chicken and quartered it and followed the recipe as written (thinking doing such large cuts the 3 hours would be o'kay but not to be though did omit the onion due to intolerance issues), would definately try again but cut the time back to hours, I cooked at 150C fan forced oven. Thank you NurseJaney, made for Aussie/Kiwi Recipe Swap #59 December 2011.
I followed another reviewer and made this in the crockpot using a 4 to 5 pound cut up chicken. I omitted the white wine/broth since I was using a slow cooker. I would have liked the sauce to be a little thicker and might consider adding some tomato paste next time around. The meat fell off the bones. Maybe due to the slow cooker method the end product needed a little spicing up. For the leftovers I sauteed some additional onion slices and mushrooms and added in some Italian seasoning. This was served on top of gluten free penne and garnished with freshly grated Parmesan and fresh basil. Made for Aussie Swap.