Rosemary chicken with tomato sauce

Rosemary chicken with tomato sauce

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(118 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 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 thighs
  • 1 rosemary sprig, leaves finely chopped
    Rosemary

    Rosemary

    rose-mar-ee

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

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

    Anchovy

    ann-choe-vee

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

  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

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

  • 1 tbsp capers, drained
    Capers

    Capers

    kay-per

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

  • 75ml red wine (optional)

Method

  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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bean_mother
23rd Feb, 2012
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
19th Feb, 2012
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
18th Feb, 2012
5.05
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
28th Jan, 2012
2.05
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
8th Jan, 2012
5.05
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
27th Nov, 2011
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
27th Nov, 2011
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
3rd Nov, 2011
Fantastic, easy recipe. The family loves it.
mian8910
2nd Nov, 2011
4.05
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
6th Oct, 2011
4.05
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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