Rosemary chicken with tomato sauce

Rosemary chicken with tomato sauce

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
This Italian-style casserole will warm you up, and it's great value too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal275
  • fat9g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre0g
  • protein44g
  • salt1.09g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thigh
  • 1 rosemary sprig, leaves finely chopped



    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • 3 garlic clove, sliced
  • 2 anchovy fillets, chopped



    Silver, slender salty little fish found mainly around the Black Sea and the Pacific and Atlantic…

  • 400g can chopped tomatoes



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 1 tbsp capers, drained



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub, which grows in the Mediterranean. As…

  • 75ml red wine (optional)


  1. Heat half the oil in a non-stick pan, then brown the chicken all over. Add half the chopped rosemary, stir to coat, then set aside on a plate.

  2. In the same pan, heat the rest of the oil, then gently cook the onion for about 5 mins until soft. Add the garlic, anchovies and remaining rosemary, then fry for a few mins more until fragrant. Pour in the tomatoes and capers with the wine, if using, or 75ml water if not. Bring to the boil, then return the chicken pieces to the pan. Cover, then cook for 20 mins until the chicken is cooked through. Season and serve with a crisp green salad and crusty bread.

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Comments (151)

bowdenei's picture

I love this dish. I have made it many times now. I think for me the best ingredient is the anchovies. I go to my local fishmonger and get the white anchovies which are very expensive ( well at least here in the US they are) costing around one pound sixty for 2 anchovies!! But it really makes the dish so I have to buy it , although I feel really stingy just asking for 2 anchovies.

janjan87's picture

Lovely mid week meal, found the anchovies and capers gave it a nice flavour. Added two cans of tomatoes instead and cooked it on the hob for a bit longer to thicken up the sauce. Served with rice. This filled up me and my hubby for dinner and both had leftovers for lunch the next day!

amie_dee's picture

This was a pretty easy mid-week dish. I did it in the oven but would caramelise the onions in a pan first next time as they were a little too crunchy. It would have been better with a bit of a kick to it so I'll add a bit of chilli next time, too.

sarah77's picture

Have done this twice now and last nights was scrummy! I took some of these tips on board and fried mushrooms and red pepper after the onions and garlic and then added a dollop of tomato puree before adding the tomatoes and added worcestershire sauce to the lot.
Once everything was bubbling away, I left it simmering for about 40mins whilst I went to collect my husband and when I served it up the sauce had thickened beautifully, Served with savoy cabbage and brocolli. I'm thinking next time of adding some smoked paprika, chilli and serving with rice as another tasty dish ;)

kateware's picture

Have made this a couple of times now and it is lovely.

ziafede's picture

The dish tasted delicious, but I simmered it for 45 minutes. It tasted even better the next day (heat it up in the oven).

gemjane's picture

Really tasty I used a lot of rosemary. Had it with new potatoes all the family enjoyed it.

gemjane's picture

Really tasty I used a lot of rosemary. Had it with new potatoes all the family enjoyed it.

melanieg40's picture

Absolutely beautiful meal! Didn't use fresh Rosemary as supermarket didn't have any as per.....but dried was fine just threw in a bit more than was probably required, but it worked just fine....A really rustic taste that will become a family favourite. Easy to make and the ingredients were cheap......5 stars for sure, try this one out its yummy del ;0) Oh I served it with new potato's and green beans

pippahockey's picture

love love love this

bean_mother's picture

Made it for a Friday night supper when friends came for the weekend. It was quick and tasty. Served it with cous cous and a green salad.

vfinney's picture

Good! Lacked a little something, but a good simple dish all the same. Added mushrooms to bulk it out and a splash of madeira red wine for depth

boistizon's picture

Cheap easy midweek supper - but very tasty. I had half a tub of ricotta cheese which needed to be used up so when everything was ready to serve up I put it into the chicken mix, served with penne pasta which I also added when cooked to the chicken mix, along with a couple of tablespoons of the past water - served with green salad - lovely!

kellydavison's picture

I made this in my slow cooker yesterday looking forward to coming home from a hard day at work to a lovely treat however I found this very bland.
To try and save it I added some smoked paprika, cayene pepper and some roasted peppers and popped on the hob for 20 mins. It was in the end delish!

rhianrobinson0's picture

Made this for our anniversary meal and it went down an absolute treat with some carrots, green beans and home made garlic bread. Have made again since and added mushrooms. Have left put the anchovies both times as a non fish eater and had no complaints from hubby.

whats4t's picture

This dish just cries out for dumplings! Little suet ones just scattered about, no need for potatoes or rice etc., then, just vegetables. . .lovely, winter can have advantages!!

whats4t's picture

This dish just cries out for dumplings! Little suet ones just scattered about, no need for potatoes or rice etc., then, just vegetables. . .lovely, winter can have advantages!!

olgauk1's picture

Fantastic, easy recipe. The family loves it.

mian8910's picture

I wasn't hugely impressed by it, but there wasn't anything particularly wrong with it either...i just didn't like the combination of the favours...

itskath425's picture

I couldnt taste the rosemary at all in this dish despite adding extra! I also added extra wine (and extra garlic!) as only had 2 chicken legs and cooked for an hour. It was nice but i didnt find it that 'special' so probably wouldn't make it again. We had it with buttered pasta.


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