Hubs and I are big fans of the site Reddit (a social news website). Within the site there are tons and tons of sub-categories. My favorites, of course, are based around food. A contributor posted this recipe to the cooking category (I’m not sure where it came from before that) and it looked SO amazing, we put it on our menu for the week right away.
It is delicious! The flavors are spot on (even though I didn’t use the capers)…it was wonderful! I suggest you try this soon!
I decided to serve the dish over a small bed of egg noodles to help sop up all the lovely sauce. It was perfect!
4 Whole chicken legs
1 Small zucchini, cut into 1/2″ rounds
1/4 Medium sweet union, thinly sliced
2 Garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 Medium tomato, cut into eighths
1T. Sherry vinegar
2 Sprigs of fresh oregano
1T. Capers, drained
Thinly sliced basil
Add 1T. oil to a tall-sided pan and heat over medium-high for 2 minutes.
Pat chicken legs dry and season with salt and pepper. Place in pan skin side down and brown for 5 minutes. Flip and cook another 5 minutes. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
Discard any fat in the pan, add 1-2T. fresh olive oil and heat until it starts to shimmer.
Add the zucchini pieces and cook until lightly browned on both sides. Add the onions and cook for about 3-4 minutes until the onion starts turning translucent. Lightly season with salt, add garlic for about a minute, then add the tomatoes and stir together.
Once most of the tomato juices are cooked out, add the vinegar and cook until almost gone. Add chicken back to the pan on top of the vegetables. Add enough water to come up to the top of the vegetables (keep below level of chicken skin so it stays crispy). Add the sprigs of oregano, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low.
Simmer 15-20 minutes. As the chicken is braising, keep adding water so the pan does not dry out. Once the chicken is done, let it rest for about 5 minutes. Add the capers to the vegetable mixture and mix through.
Husband Rating – 5 out of 5 – “Wonderful, simple flavors, amazingly crispy chicken skin!”