Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Braised Chicken with Tomato and Rosemary

As winter is settling and the nights are definitely becoming cooler (if not freezing) rustic, home cooking, comfort food is starting to creep onto my menu planner. Tonight's meal was no exception and went down a treat.

Best of all, very easy to put together and on the table in 30 minutes. Just what's needed for a week night. Everyone enjoyed the robust Italian flavours, what's not to like about tomatoes and rosemary? The capers added their own little distinctive flavour with each mouthful also. We served this with plain cooked pasta spirals and some additional steamed vegetables but I imagine it would be deliscious served with anything especially fresh crusty bread to mop up the juice.

Braised Chicken with Tomato and Rosemary

Serves: 4
Points per serve: 6

2 teaspoons olive oil
8 chicken thigh fillets, all visible fat removed
1 rosemary sprig, leaves finely chopped
1 red onion, finely sliced
3 garlic cloves, finely sliced
400gram can chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup dry red wine
freshly ground black pepper
extra rosemary sprigs to garnish

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and cook the chicken for 3 - 4 minutes each side or until browned all over. Add half the choped rosemary and stir to combine. Transfer chicken to a plate.

To the same pan cook onion for 3 - 4 minutes until soft. Add the garlic and remaining rosemary. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes or until fragrant. Add tomatoes, capers and wine. Bring to the boil and return chicken to the pan. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 - 20 minutes or until cooked through. Season with salt and pepper. Scatter over extra rosemary.

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Julie said...

This sounds very flavorful...yum!

S and O said...

Oooh what a creative Idea :D I love Rosemary, can't wait to try it.


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