Braised Chicken Thighs and Legs with Tomato

TOTAL TIME: 55 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 45 min
 
YIELD: 8 to 10 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 6 chicken legs
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons chili flakes
  • 1 large white onion, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 large ginger knob, peeled and grated
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole, peeled tomatoes
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 fresh or dried bay leaves
  • Water, as needed
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Directions

Heat the canola oil in a large skillet over high heat. Arrange the chicken thighs and legs on a tray in a single layer and season them with salt, to taste. Turn the pieces on their other side and season again. When the oil begins to smoke lightly, carefully add the chicken to the oil. Do not overcrowd the pan. Resist the temptation to move or turn the pieces. Allow them to brown on their first side, about 3 to 5 minutes. Use metal tongs to turn the chicken pieces to sear their second side, about 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a tray and set it aside.

In the same skillet, add the cumin seeds and chili flakes, stirring rapidly to give them a quick toast, about 10 to 15 seconds. Add the onions, ginger and garlic and stir to combine. Season the ingredients with salt, to taste, then add the tomatoes, cinnamon, and bay leaves. Allow the mixture to cook and all the flavors to come together, about 10 minutes. Add the chicken back to the pan, keep the heat low and continue cooking until the chicken is cooked through, 30 to 45 minutes. (Chef's note: If the sauce becomes overly thick or begins to stick to the bottom of the skillet, feel free to add some water, about 1/2 cup at a time.)

When the chicken is cooked through, remove and discard the cinnamon sticks and bay leaves. Taste for seasoning and transfer to a serving bowl. Serve alongside the braised cabbage, if desired.

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  • on April 04, 2014

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    Love this dish!
    Made it for the first time this week - my entire family LOVED it (and they are a picky bunch!!)

    Prep everything first (makes things so much easier)

    Great flavor!

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  • on February 08, 2014

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    If I don't have cinnamon sticks,could I sub some ground cinnamon? What would you suggest? This looks so good and I really want to make it!<3

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  • on March 25, 2012

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    I love to see Alex do anything on t.v. This recipe, as well as the others, was no surprise to me. I expected it to be delicious and it is very much that. My new favorite chicken recipe...thanks Alex!

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