Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Peabody's Housewarming Party: Tomato Braised Chicken Legs

Most of you out there are well aware of this weeks big blog event - Peabody's Housewarming Party! Yes, Peabody and her husband have bought themselves a new house and have invited all of us bloggers over for a party! Figuratively speaking, of course.

And I'm bringing my warmest congratulations to them both, along with some chicken.

Tomato Braised Chicken Legs
adapted from Tapas by Richard Tapper.

12 chicken legs, skin removed
salt and pepper
olive oil or vegetable oil, or a combo - for frying
1 onion chopped
3 garlic cloves chopped
1 796 ml can chopped tomato in juice
1 cup chicken broth

Preheat your oven to 400'.

Heat oil (I use about 1/2 cup) in a heavy pan over medium heat. Season the flour with salt and pepper, then toss in the chicken legs to coat. Shake off any excess flour and cook the chicken in batches if needed, until brown. Remove chicken to a large baking dish when done.

While the chicken is cooking heat 1 tb oil in a pan and cook the onion and garlic until tender and just starting to brown. Add the tomatos and chicken broth and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the stove and puree. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.

When all the chicken is cooked and in the baking dish pour the tomato sauce over top. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 40 minutes.

When the 40 minutes are up, remove the chicken from the oven. Take the chicken out of the sauce and place the pieces on a foil lined baking sheet (I use the foil that was covering the chicken) and bake for an additional 30 minutes, until the chicken is starting to brown and crisp.

Serve with the tomato sauce on the side.


A lovely friend who worked in my office building in Calgary sent me this poem when I told her we'd bought our house in Kamloops. Peabody, I send this to you.

A Blessing For The Home

Within these gatesLet there come
No sorrow

Within this dwelling
Let there come
No distress

Through these doors
Let there come
No terror

With this family unit
Let there be
No disagreement

Within this place
Let there be only
Blessing and Peace

and this one is not as sweet, but just as true:

People are living longer than ever before, a phenomenon undoubtedly made necessary by the 30-year mortgage. ~Doug Larson


Peabody said...

Fantastic chicken...very warming indeed.
The poems are great and I got quite the laugh out of that quote...so sad but true. :)

Cris said...

It looks great, easy and delicious!

Deborah said...

My husband would absolutely love that chicken. And that quote made me laugh!!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Perfect chicken for a housewarming!
One sweet poem goes well with a truth quote!

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Be Inspired Always said...

That looks yummy. I might have to make this next weekend.

Thank you for an easy recipe.

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Gretchen Noelle said...

I love a good chicken recipe and this sounds rather simple yet delicious!

Brilynn said...

If you've got any leftovers, send them my way!