Spanish Chicken Legs and Thighs With Olives and Capers

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

This chicken dish has intense flavors! Serve this with hot cooked linguini or spaghetti if desired and crusty rolls on the side. The complete recipe can be doubled.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large plastic bag combine flour, seasoning salt, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and black pepper (if using); shake bag to combine spices.
  2. Add in chicken pieces one at a time, shaking to coat with flour mixture.
  3. In a large Dutch oven, heat oil and brown chicken on all sides for about 5-6 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned, adding in more oil if needed.
  4. Add in the tomatoes with juice, potatoes, onion, garlic, wine, capers (if using) and herbs; bring to boiling, reduce heat and cover with a lid.
  5. Simmer for about 40 minutes, or until chicken is done and no longer pink.
  6. Remove the chicken and transfer to a large serving dish, cover with foil to keep warm or place in a 200 degree oven.
  7. In a small bowl or cup combine the water with cornstarch; add/stir into tomato mixture in the Dutch oven, and cook for about 2-3 minutes, stirring with a spoon.
  8. Pour the tomato mixture over the chicken in a large serving dish/bowl.
  9. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese if desired and serve.


Most Helpful

This was really good. I left out the olives and capers, but otherwise followed instructions. It made the whole house smell wonderful. I think next time I'll use regular salt instead of seasoning salt, and leave the potatoes out altogether. Thanks for the posting, Kitten!

Jeffsmom November 16, 2009

This was a really great dish with delicious flavors. How silly I couldn't find whole legs so I had to use drumsticks instead but it worked out well. I used 4 red potatoes cut in 4 and a lot more than 1 Tbsp of garlic. I love garlic thing going. I didn't quite put in 1 cup of olives but maybe 1/2 cup only cause DD doesn't care for them. I definitely put in the capers , I love them and DD doesn't mind them. I also added with the canned tomatoes some fresh chopped Campari tomatoes just for some fresh tomato taste. I did find I needed to thicken the sauce with the cornstarch. I cooked it all for about 45 minutes and served over a bed of buttered noodles. Kitchen was smelling so good while simmering with this delicious recipe. Made for Comfort Cafe '09. Thanks once again Kittencal for a dish we all loved.

FrenchBunny July 30, 2009

We did not like this and will not make it again......after all that work.

Cathie S. January 21, 2009

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