Italian-Style Braised Chicken


Italian-Style Braised Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 663 kcal
  • 8 chicken thighs bone in
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4-5 strips of smoked bacon diced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cups chopped Cremini brown mushrooms
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds crushed 1 tsp dry rosemary, crushed
  • 1 tsp dry thyme leaves
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups homemade tomato sauce or quality canned
  • 1 cup homemade chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F. Oil a deep 9-inch casserole dish.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and them in the dish. Brown in the oven for 30 minutes while making the sauce.
  3. In a heavy-bottomed pan; brown the bacon over medium heat until browned. Remove the bacon, leaving the fat in the pan.
  4. Add the onions and mushrooms and cook for five minutes, stirring regularly. Add the garlic, fennel seeds, rosemary and thyme. Season with salt and pepper and cook for a couple minutes.
  5. Add the wine and reduce to about half. Add the tomato sauce, chicken stock and cooked bacon. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to low. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  6. After 30 minutes when the chicken has browned nicely, pour the sauce over it and cover. Reduce oven to 400° F and bake for 1 hour.
  7. When ready, taste, adjust seasoning, and garnish generously with chopped parsley. Serve hot with cauliflower polenta and side veggies.

Nutrition Facts
Italian-Style Braised Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 663 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 236mg79%
Sodium 967mg42%
Potassium 1135mg32%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 705IU14%
Vitamin C 11.4mg14%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.