Don't Chicken Out

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This is my Mom's quick recipe for chicken smothered in a tangy tomato sauce. The sauce is delicious served over rice or mashed potatoes. Serve with green beans and garlic bread and it's a great weeknight meal!

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 pounds chicken legs

  • 4 cups tomato sauce

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 bay leaves

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook the chicken in the hot oil until lightly browned on all sides.

  2. Whisk the tomato sauce, garlic, onion, bay leaves, cumin, oregano, and vinegar in a bowl; pour over the chicken. Bring the mixture to a simmer and continue cooking until the chicken is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

260 Calories
15g Fat
10g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 260
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 710mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 610mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.