Paul Newman's Braised Chicken With Pasta Sauce, Mushrooms

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a delicious recipe from "Newman's Own" Cookbook. We have never been able to find his "Newman's Own Say Cheese Pasta Sauce", so feel free to use your favorite one!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F Pat the chicken dry with paper towels, season with salt and pepper, and dredge in flour, shaking off the excess.
  2. Heat the oil in a 12" ovenproof skillet.
  3. Add the chicken pieces, skin side down, and brown over medium heat for 7 to 8 minutes until crisp and golden.
  4. Turn the chicken over and cook 3 to 4 minutes more.
  5. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  6. Continue to cook the fat until the solids stick to the pan without burning and the fat is clear.
  7. Discard the fat, add the mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes.
  8. Add the wine (optional) and bring to a simmer, stirring to incorporate the browned bits.
  9. Reduce by half.
  10. Add the spaghetti sauce and bring to a boil.
  11. Return the chicken to the pan, skin side up.
  12. Place the pan in the oven and bake the chicken, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  13. Remove the breast pieces and keep warm.
  14. Cook the dark meat 5 minutes more.
  15. Transfer the chicken to a serving casserole and pour the sauce over it.
  16. Sprinkle with the walnuts and basil (or parsley) on top.
  17. Serve.
  18. Enjoy!