Chicken in the Oven
Comfort food at its best
a bit of butter
some olive oil
1/2 c. white wine - I had white cooking wine so I used it
3 (15oz) cans of petite diced tomatoes
half a tiny can of tomato paste
7 or 8 whole, peeled cloves of garlic - sounds like a lot but roasting them like that makes them sweet and you can fish them out if you don't eat them because they stay big
fresh herbs - I had basil, thyme and rosemary so I used it
1 box of any hearty pasta
Salt and pepper the chicken legs and brown them in a heavy, oven proof pot for about 3 minutes on each side and remove from the pot. Pour in the wine/cooking wine for a few minutes. Pour in the tomatoes and paste and let it cook another few minutes. Add the fresh herbs (didn't bother to chop, just threw them in whole). Add the chicken and garlic and put it in the oven, covered, for 1 1/2 hours at *400.
Cook and drain the pasta at the very end.
This sounds like its a lot but of all the recipes I have made, this is by far the easiest. No chopping and really no rules.
Last edited by SurfLola; 09-08-2010 at 09:45 AM..