Chicken Dinner Recipe

An Easy Braised Chicken Recipe!

Are you looking for a delicious weekday dinner recipe that your whole family will love? If so, you'll want to try my Braised Chicken with Creole seasoned tomato sauce.
This chicken dish is full of flavor and very easy to make. Plus, it's budget-friendly and can be made in advance, making it perfect for busy weeknights.
So let's get cooking!
4.93 from 14 votes

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  • 2 tablespoons Pesto Olive Oil
  • 4 Chicken Legs or Breast skin on and bones in
  • 2 cups Onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon Thyme or Oregano, Rosemary or Basil freshly chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic chopped
  • 2 x 28 ounces can Tomatoes peeled and seeded
  • ¾ cup Tomato Puree
  • 1 x 28 ounces can Cannellini Beans drained
  • ½ cup pitted Kalamata Olives


Preheat Oven to 375ºF / 190ºC

  • In an oven proof, Dutch Oven, sauté the onions in a couple tablespoons olive oil until light golden brown.  
  • Rub the chicken with the olive oil and dust both side with salt and Cajun seasoning.  In a frying pan sauté the chicken until golden brown on both sides.
  • Back in the Dutch oven, add the garlic and thyme.  When fragrant add the tomatoes and the tomato puree.  Cook for a few minutes and add the beans. Mix well and add the chicken on top and bake in the oven until the chicken is cooked (30 to 45 minutes).
  • Just before you finish cooking the chicken add the olive to get them hot.
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