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This Italian Braised Chicken is a one pot dish where the braised Chicken is cooked in tomato and basil sauce making the chicken full of flavours. The chicken is super tender and juicy. Serve it with some pasta or roasted vegetables.

You can use the chicken with skin, I couldn’t find any so I used skinless meat. Thighs are apt for the dish. I used drumsticks also as my kids love them.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time : 30 minutes

Serves: 4


Chicken Thighs : 5

Salt and pepper to taste

Olive Oil : 2 tablespoons

Onion : 1 medium diced

Garlic : 4 cloves minced

Tomato puree : 2 cups

Italian basil : 10 leaves chopped

Red chilli flakes : 2 teaspoons

Brown sugar : 1 teaspoon

Parsley to garnish


Wash and pat dry the chicken pieces.

Heat a dutch oven or a skillet on high heat, add the chicken pieces and season them with salt and pepper. brown the chicken on both sides. Take them out and keep aside.

Lower the flame to medium, in the same pan, add olive oil, add onions, garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes until the onion is soft and translucent.

Add tomato puree, basil leaves, salt, red chilli flakes and stir. Add braised chicken with the juices, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.

Add brown sugar, stir to combine and garnish with parsely.

Serve immediately.