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Chicken in Italian tomato sauce

It only takes a few fresh ingredients to whip up a delicious seasonal meal! This chicken in Italian tomato sauce is an international favourite we can’t get enough of!

SERVES 4-6 // COOKING TIME 1 hour 15 min

For the chicken
4 tbsp flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
8 chicken pieces
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
For the tomato sauce
1 onion, sliced
4 garlic cloves, crushed
2 rosemary sprigs
1 yellow pepper, seeded and chopped
1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 celery stick, chopped
150 ml white wine
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 tsp dried origanum
1 red chilli, seeded and chopped

For the chicken
1. Mix the flour with the salt and pepper. Toss the chicken through the seasoned flour until evenly coated.
2. Heat a large pot over medium-high and add the olive oil and butter. Once bubbling, add the chicken and brown on all sides, about 6 minutes.
3. Remove the chicken from the pot and set aside to rest.
For the tomato sauce
1. Heat some olive oil in the same pot and gently fry the onion until lightly browned. Then add the garlic, rosemary, yellow and red peppers, carrots and celery. Sauté for 5 minutes, until slightly softened.
2. Add the wine and allow to simmer for 5 minutes, until slightly reduced.
3. Add the tomatoes, origanum, chilli and chicken pieces. Cover and allow to cook over low heat for 45 minutes, until the chicken is falling off the bone.
To serve
1. Stir through the olives, transfer to a serving dish and garnish with fresh parsley.

Recipe & styling: Kate Turner
Photography: K-Leigh Siebriz //

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