Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
An inexpensive alternative to the more pricey veal. The longer it cooks the richer the sauce gets. I've never cooked it in the crock pot but I suppose you could. My husband is not a fan of dark meat chicken but in this recipe you would think you were eating veal.
- 8 chicken thighs
- 1 medium onion
- 1 medium carrot
- 1 celery
- 2 garlic cloves
- 3⁄4 cup red wine
- 1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 (16 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon rosemary
- 3 tablespoons parsley
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 garlic clove
- Salt and pepper thighs and saute in 1T. olive oil.
- Chop onion, carrot, celery and garlic into a fine mince.
- Remove chicken thighs when brown on both sides.
- Add veggies to pan and cook till soft.
- Deglaze pan with red wine and reduce by half.
- Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, oregano and rosemary.
- Cook till bubbly then add thighs back to the pan.
- Simmer 40-60 minutes.
- Meanwhile combine chopped parsley, lemon zest and chopped garlic.
- Before serving add the last 3 ingredients.
This was so easy and really delicious. To finish the dish, I removed the thighs, pulled the meat, returned it to the sauce and then added 1/2 lb of cooked pappardelle noodles- was a huge hit. Thanks for posting!
I used what we call a Maryland cut (thigh and leg intact) and cooked the full recipe, the chicken was fall off the bone after 60 minutes so put it on a plate and covered with alfroil to keep warm while I boiled the sauce down a little to thicken and served the lot over pasta for a delicious dinner but had a :oops: moment after I took the firt lot of photos and realized I had not mixed in the parsley mix so sprinkled on top and re-photographed.. Thank you Chef #367022 homebody, made for Help A Naked Recipe Photo forum special event.
This was awesome! I did have to add a pinch of salt to the sauce but otherwise kept the same. I really enjoyed the lemon zest and parsley, it added a nice brightness to the dish. I served over mashed potatoes with lots of sweet rolls to mop up the sauce :) I will most definitely be making this again and again. Thanks for posting this winner!