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Chicken Osso Bucco Recipe

The real osso buco is slow-cooked, complete with veal shanks and a medley of tomatoes, perhaps a hint of wine… Our take is slightly different; after all, chicken does have a tendency to make it more often into our homes and onto our plates.

Chicken Osso Bucco in a big bowl.

We can save the veal for a fancy night out and focus on the poultry at hand.

Tomatoes are one of those tricky foods – for someone with a nightshade intolerance or an autoimmune condition, you should best avoid them altogether.

If you have the smell and taste of tomatoes on your mind and your Italian food cravings aren’t going away, then we highly recommend a hearty chicken marsala to whisk those desires away.

Yet, when tomatoes are in season, they are hard to resist! Plus, they are rich in vitamins A and C, along with many other antioxidants that help keep you young – just remember that heat destroys some of their beneficial properties, so serve some raw as a garnish.

This can be a fun event, especially when you are searching for some colorful, and flavorful, heirloom varieties to liven up your plate.

Serve with some mashed cauliflower, or potatoes, and make sure to double the batch of everything! This chicken Osso Bucco is fabulous for leftovers and seconds, which we are sure will be asked for, so be prepared to plan/shop/cook ahead.

Chicken Osso Bucco Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 20 min Cook: 45 min

Ingredients

Chicken Osso Bucco preparation.

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Heat some cooking fat in an ovenproof skillet and season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
  3. Brown the chicken for 2 to 3 minutes per side; set aside.
  4. Lower the heat and add the olive oil to the same skillet used for the chicken.
  5. Add the carrot, celery, onion, and garlic, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Pour in the chicken stock and bring to a simmer until evaporated by half.
  7. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, lemon zest, parsley, oregano, and thyme; season everything to taste.
  8. Stir the ingredients in the pan, then add the chicken thighs.
  9. Place in the oven and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  10. Adjust seasoning and serve topped with fresh parsley.
Chicken Osso Bucco in a big bowl.
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Chicken Osso Bucco Recipe

When the aroma of mouthwatering Italian food fills your home, no one will expect that it was you, simmering the scrumptious chicken Osso Bucco.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken, osso bucco, recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 591kcal
Cost 10

Ingredients

  • 6 to 8 chicken thighs
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 to 3 carrots diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups tomatoes diced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp. fresh parsley minced + more to garnish
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Cooking fat
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Heat some cooking fat in an ovenproof skillet and season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
    Cooking fat, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Brown the chicken for 2 to 3 minutes per side; set aside.
    6 to 8 chicken thighs
  • Lower the heat and add the olive oil to the same skillet used for the chicken.
    1/4 cup olive oil
  • Add the carrot, celery, onion, and garlic, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
    1 onion, 2 to 3 carrots, 2 celery stalks, 2 garlic cloves
  • Pour in the chicken stock and bring to a simmer until evaporated by half.
    1 cup chicken stock
  • Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, lemon zest, parsley, oregano, and thyme; season everything to taste.
    2 cups tomatoes, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, 2 tbsp. tomato paste, 1 tbsp. fresh lemon zest, 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, 1 tsp. dried oregano, 1/2 tsp. dried thyme, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Stir the ingredients in the pan, then add the chicken thighs.
  • Place in the oven and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Adjust seasoning and serve topped with fresh parsley.

Nutrition

Calories: 591kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 583mg | Potassium: 1042mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2118IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 6mg