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Braised Chicken Recipe

Braised Chicken
How to make Braised Chicken Legs

Seared chicken legs braised in a flavorful red wine and vegetable sauce. Topped with some sauteed vegetables.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 25 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Braised Chicken

  • To sear the chicken:
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp butter
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 chicken legs
  • Pepper, to taste
  • For the braising sauce:
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 cup leeks, sliced
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup bacon, chopped (Optional)
  • 3 Tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 tsp thyme, chopped
  • 1 tsp rosemary, chopped
  • 1 liter stock (chicken / vegetable)
  • For the vegetables:
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp bacon, chopped (Optional)
  • 2 mushrooms, quartered
  • 4-5 shallots
  • 4-5 green beans, blanched
  • Thyme
  • Salt, a pinch
  • 1/2 Tbsp butter
  • 4-5 baby carrots, peeled

How to Make Braised Chicken

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To sear the chicken:

1.
In a deep pan add olive oil and butter.
2.
Add the chicken legs. Sear from both sides.
3.
Season with a little salt and pepper.
4.
Remove from the pan and keep aside.

For the braising sauce:

1.
In the same pan add onions, leeks, celery and carrots. Saute for 3-4 minutes.
2.
Add garlic, bay leaf and bacon (optional). Saute.
3.
Add tomato puree. Saute.
4.
Add red wine, thyme, rosemary and the seared chicken legs. cover and cook for 3-4 minutes.
5.
Add the stock. cover and cook till most of the liquid has reduced.

For the vegetables:

1.
In a pan add olive oil.
2.
Add bacon. Saute. (Optional)
3.
Add mushrooms, shallots. Stir fry.
4.
Add green beans, thyme, salt, butter and baby carrots. Saute.

Plating up:

1.
In a deep dish place the chicken legs.
2.
Top it with the vegetables.
3.
Pour over a cup of the sauce the chicken was braised in.
4.
Garnish with some herbs.
5.
Serve.
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