Braised Chicken all'Arrabbiata
Chef Way - All'Arrabbiata means "in an angry style" in Italian. At the new Marzano in Oakland, California, chef Robert Holt braises his chicken with five kinds of peppers in a wood-fired oven.
Easy Way - Spice the chicken with poblano and chile flakes, then braise it. For extra kick, toss in some hot pickled cherry peppers.
Active: 40 min
Total Time: 1 hr 30 min"Great flavors and texture. The sweetness of the yellow bell pepper comes up front and then the heat from the pablano and red pepper flakes builds but doesn't overpower. Also a great way to use "inferior" (read less expensive) cuts of chicken." - sbjonas
Yield: 6 Servings Ready in 45 minutes
favorite of 13 people 12 people want to try
|6 whole chicken legs; split into drumsticks and thighs|
|Salt and pepper|
|3 tablespoonextra-virgin olive oil|
|1 largered onion; diced|
|6 largegarlic cloves; minced|
|1 1/2 teaspoonred pepper flakes|
|1 bay leaf|
|1 largeyellow bell pepper; diced|
|1 smallpoblano; diced|
|1 tablespoontomato paste|
|1 cupdry white wine|
|1 can (28-oz)whole peeled tomatoes; chopped and juices reserved|
|2 tablespoonred wine vinegar|
|2 sprigsmarjoram; plus 1 tablespoon chopped marjoram leaves|
Braised Chicken all'Arrabbiata Preparation
1. Preheat the oven to 400?. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. In a large ovenproof skillet, heat the oil until shimmering. Add the chicken skin side down and cook over moderately high heat, turning once, until browned, 7 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a platter skin side up.
2. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of fat from the skillet. Add the onion, garlic, crushed red pepper and bay leaf and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until the onion is softened. Add the bell pepper and poblano and cook until softened. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute. Add the wine and boil for 2 minutes, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Add the tomatoes and their juices, the vinegar and marjoram sprigs and bring to a simmer.
3. Set the chicken legs in the skillet skin side up. Bake in the upper third of the oven for 35 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. Discard the marjoram and season the sauce with salt and pepper. Garnish with the chopped marjoram and serve.
Serve With Soft polenta.
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