Braised Italian Chicken Legs

Braised Italian Chicken Legs Recipe

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Frank Gerace


My guy calls this "Devil's Chicken" because of the red sauce and the sinister taste! You can easily use another cut of meat in substitute for the chicken legs. Just cook accordingly.

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30 Min
1 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


1 Bulk pkg
chicken legs
adobo to taste
1 1/2
onions, minced
3 clove
garlic, sliced thin
1 1/2 stalk(s)
celery, minced
1/2 c
red wine, dry, full bodied
1/4 c
fresh parsley, minced
1 can(s)
crushed tomatoes (use tuttorosso for best quality)

How to Make Braised Italian Chicken Legs


  • 1Rub chicken legs with adobo. Get a skillet ready by heating on medium with olive oil. Pan fry chicken until just browned.
  • 2Transfer pieces to a larger stockpot.
  • 3Brown veggies in original pan with chicken essence and transfer to stockpot.
  • 4Pour tomatoes in original saute' pan with red wine and parsley. Add "Just-A-Pinch" of baking soda to reduce acidity. Let simmer covered until boiling on medium heat.
  • 5After about 5 minutes, transfer mixture to stockpot and simmer covered for 1 hour. Remove lid and simmer additional 30 mins to thicken sauce. Cool and serve.

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About Braised Italian Chicken Legs

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy