Chicken With Tomatoes and Wine

chicken with tomatoes
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 60 mins
Total: 75 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
961 Calories
62g Fat
23g Carbs
73g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 961
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 62g 79%
Saturated Fat 13g 67%
Cholesterol 213mg 71%
Sodium 977mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Protein 73g
Calcium 132mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This simple recipe is made with chicken quarters or thighs, garlic and onions, and tomatoes and wine. It's a basic sauteed and simmered chicken dish for the skillet

Chicken thighs and whole legs are not only very flavorful, but they also stay juicy and they're easy on the budget when compared to chicken breasts.

Serve this dish with rice, crusty rolls, and a tossed salad.


  • 2 to 2 1/2 pounds chicken thighs or leg quarters
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • Optional: 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 (14.5 ounces) can tomatoes (diced)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or red

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Season the chicken with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  3. Place a Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium heat. Add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the chicken pieces and cook, turning frequently, until golden brown. Remove the chicken and pour off most of the oil.

  4. Add the onion to the skillet and cook, stirring, for about 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms, if using, and continue cooking until the mushrooms are tender and onions are lightly browned. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.

  5. Return the chicken pieces to the pan. Pour in the 1/2 cup chicken broth and bay leaf; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

  6. Add the tomatoes and wine and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes longer, or until the chicken is tender and cooked through.

  7. Serve this easy skillet chicken recipe with rice or noodles and a tossed salad, and be sure to offer crusty bread or rolls with this dish.

  8. Enjoy!


According to the USDA, chicken and other poultry must be cooked to a minimum temperature of 165 F. Check with an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest pieces of chicken, not touching bone.