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Chicken with Herbed Tomato Sauce

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This chicken is browned then cooked with a tomato sauce with garlic, tomatoes, basil, and other ingredients.


  • 4 pounds chicken pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons snipped parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • dash ground red pepper, optional
  • .
  • 8 ounces spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • grated Parmesan cheese


Wash chicken pieces; pat dry. Season chicken with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven; brown chicken on all sides. Remove chicken. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of oil. Add onion; cook and stir until onion is tender. Stir in minced garlic, browned chicken, tomatoes, tomato sauce and paste, parsley, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, basil, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and red pepper, if using. Cover and cook over lowest heat for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until chicken is tender. Stir occasionally and add a little water if needed. Skim off excess fat and serve with hot cooked spaghetti with Parmesan cheese.
Chicken recipe serves 4.

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 5 out of 5
Delicious, Member lovegymnasts

I would definitely make this again. I plan to use this as my spaghetti sauce recipe and use ground beef. The only change I made was doubling the sauce. There was way too much meat for the sauce.

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