Tuscan Roasted Tomato Chicken

From Taste and Savor Life, by Chef Nancy Waldeck

Tuscan Roasted Tomato Chicken with Capers

Capers add a pop of briny, “pickle-y” flavor to this sauce. Inspired by the simple

delicious foods of Tuscany, this is a super way to make a one-pan meal that

everyone at the table will enjoy. Try it topping a bowl of roasted fingerling

potatoes with a sprinkle of fresh herbs.

3 TB Olive Oil, divided

2 TB Unsalted Butter

6 Cups Chopped Red Onions

6 Garlic Cloves, grated

4 Red Peppers, thinly sliced

3 (15 oz) Cans Fire Roasted Tomatoes (or equivalent in fresh ripe tomatoes, fire


2 Lbs Springer Mountain Chicken Thighs, boneless and skinless

Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper

½ Cup Dry Red Wine

½ Cup Chicken Stock

½ Cup Capers

2 TB Basil, Parsley, Thyme or Oregano, chopped

Step One

Heat 1 TB oil and 1 TB butter in dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions and

garlic, cooking until golden. Add peppers and tomatoes, reduce heat to low and

simmer for 30 minutes.

Step Two

While sauce is simmering, melt remaining oil and butter over medium high heat

in sauté pan. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Cook until browned, then

remove from pan.   

Step Three

Add chicken to sauce, then add wine and stock. Cover and simmer for 30

minutes. When chicken is cooked, remove from heat. Stir in capers and herbs.


Peppers are one of my favorite versatile ingredients, not only for their color but

nutrition, too. One bell pepper has more vitamin C than an orange!


Chicken thighs are my go-to choice when braising chicken for a recipe like this.

Not only less expensive, they are extremely forgiving, even if you overcook them

they never get rubbery like breasts.


Gabbiano Chianti Classico

About $12

Chianti is made from the zesty Sangiovese grape. Full of the flavor of dark

cherries with just a little bitterness, Chianti is a traditional choice for pizza and

pasta with red sauce and peppers like this braise.

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