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!
- 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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I’ve made this recipe several times now and it’s absolutely delicious. If my stomach was big enough, I’d probably eat the entire thing in one sitting. This is just one of those meals that you could eat forever.
The beans are my favorite part. They’re so infused with flavor and feel deliciously decadent. As Jean-Pierre remarks in the video, you could eat these beans as a meal on their own. They’d also make a fantastic side dish to a bunch of other meat-based recipes. If I were making a fancy meal for a date I wanted to impress, these beans would be my go-to side.
I tried adding sausage like Jack suggests. That was pretty tasty, although I actually preferred it with just the beans. The sausage brings a different sort of texture than the soft, luscious consistency the beans develop. As Jean-Pierre likes to say in his videos, “Texture is the conductor of flavor!”
If I were making the beans as a full meal without the chicken, I’d probably include the sausage. Its flavor pairs excellently with the rest of the dish.
I also tried adding some chopped spinach to the beans for some extra veggies. It pretty much disappears and you don’t taste it at all.
Thank you for an amazing recipe, Jean-Pierre. I love your channel!
I just want to let you know that I appreciate and understand to some degree how much work you’ve put into your. Cookbook(s) and this U-Tube channel. We get to see the finished product which goes by smoothly (my complements to Jack too and any one else who works behind the scenes) but the planning and execution requires a lot of thought and preparation. You are definitely a perfectionist and it shows. Thank you and here’s to many more videos!
Thank you for the kind words!😊