Oven Braised Rosemary Chicken Legs Recipe

Oven Braised Chicken
Photo and Recipe: Diana Rattray
  • 80 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 70 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
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Garlic and rosemary flavor these delicious chicken legs, and a little tomato paste white wine make a hearty, rustic broth. I used whole chicken legs in the recipe, but you could use drumsticks and thighs or just thighs.

Braising is an excellent cooking method for chicken legs and thighs.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. In a large deep oven-safe sauté pan, Dutch oven, or saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes longer. With a slotted spoon, remove the onion and garlic to a plate and set aside.
  3. Heat the oven to 325 F.
  4. Lightly sprinkle the chicken pieces with salt and pepper then dredge in the flour to coat. Brown the chicken for about 5 minutes on each side. Add the onion and garlic back to the pan.
  1. Whisk the wine and tomato paste together; pour into the pan and add the bay leaf. Boil for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, until the liquid is reduced by about half. Add the chicken broth and rosemary sprigs.
  2. Cover and braise in the oven for 1 hour, or until the chicken is tender. the thickest part of the chicken, not touching bone, should register at least 165 F on a food thermometer.

Serves 4.


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 1505
Total Fat 84 g
Saturated Fat 22 g
Unsaturated Fat 37 g
Cholesterol 418 mg
Sodium 1,108 mg
Carbohydrates 33 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Protein 137 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)