Paul Newman's Braised Chicken With Pasta Sauce, Mushrooms

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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
  • Heat the oil in a 12" ovenproof skillet.
  • Add the chicken pieces, skin side down, and brown over medium heat for 7 to 8 minutes until crisp and golden.
  • Turn the chicken over and cook 3 to 4 minutes more.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  • Continue to cook the fat until the solids stick to the pan without burning and the fat is clear.
  • Discard the fat, add the mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add the wine (optional) and bring to a simmer, stirring to incorporate the browned bits.
  • Reduce by half.
  • Add the spaghetti sauce and bring to a boil.
  • Return the chicken to the pan, skin side up.
  • Place the pan in the oven and bake the chicken, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the breast pieces and keep warm.
  • Cook the dark meat 5 minutes more.
  • Transfer the chicken to a serving casserole and pour the sauce over it.
  • Sprinkle with the walnuts and basil (or parsley) on top.
  • Serve.
  • Enjoy!
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