Dill Pickle Chicken


A succulent chicken dish that has a thick rich tangy sauce perfect for dipping crusty bread! I like to serve this over plain noodles, sometimes topping it with Cheddar cheese. Yum, yum, yum. It is super simple and uses ingredients most households always have on hand. Although dill pickles are added, the dish it doesn't taste a bit like pickles; however, they definitely make the dish by adding a special something. Warning--this a lick-your-fingers recipe, enjoy!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
4 servings


  • 4 chicken leg quarters with skin, split into drumsticks and thighs

  • 1 pinch seasoned salt, or to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes

  • ½ cup finely chopped dill pickles


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Season chicken pieces with seasoned salt and pepper. Heat oil in an oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat; add chicken and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate, discarding any accumulated grease from the skillet.

  3. Reduce heat to medium and deglaze the skillet by adding balsamic vinegar. Stir gently to loosen any browned bits, until the vinegar has reduced by half and looks syrupy, 3 to 5 minutes. Add stewed tomatoes and pickles, breaking the tomatoes into smaller pieces with a spoon. Bring to a simmer, about 5 minutes. Return the browned chicken to the skillet, skin-side down, and cover tightly with a lid or foil.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Uncover and continue to cook until the sauce is thick, 10 to 15 minutes. Skim off any accumulated grease before serving.

Cook's Note:

Four 6-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breasts may be substituted for the chicken leg quarters, if you are fat conscious.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

462 Calories
28g Fat
12g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 462
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 35%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 140mg 47%
Sodium 651mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 601mg 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.

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