Chicken Thigh Osso Bucco

"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."
photo by I'mPat photo by I'mPat
photo by I'mPat
photo by I'mPat photo by I'mPat
Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • 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.

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  1. cookingalong
    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!
  2. I'mPat
    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.
  3. KLBoyle
    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!
  4. Felina
    This smelled fabulous while it was cooking. I tasted it and it was just wonderful. However, I would leave out the lemon. I put in about 1/4 tsp. of lemon zest from my microplane and the lemon was a turnoff for us. I don't usually like citrus in my food, unless we are going for Picatta or real lemon chicken. My husband doesn't mind it, but he didn't like it in this. Without the lemon, it was wonderful!
  5. Glori-B
    Yummy, yummy, yummy! Other than doubling the sauce ingredients, I made this exactly as written. Served the sauce over corkscrew pasta. Also served a side of green beans in olive oil, garlic and parmesean cheese. Rave reviews by all. We'll be having this again SOON! Thank you for posting!


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