Wine & Tomato Braised Chicken

January/February 2011

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Here chicken thighs cook in a simple herb-infused tomato-and-wine sauce. The bone-in thighs give it plenty of hearty flavor, and since you cook them without the skin, it keeps the dish healthy. There’s plenty of sauce, so serve it over pappardelle or brown rice. Steamed broccoli or sautéed broccoli rabe tossed with olive oil and a splash of lemon juice complete the meal.

36 Reviews for Wine & Tomato Braised Chicken


This is the best slow cooker recipe I have ever made! My family likes big bold flavors so I seasoned the chicken with some salted dry seasoning mix (adobo) and a tsp of canola oil. This, in my opinion, did not make it salty. After letting it sit in the refrigerator for a few hours I heeded the advice of other reviewers and used fire roasted diced tomatoes, red wine and added a teaspoon each of parsley, and basil. We don't like fennel, so I omitted that. Next time I will dice the onions instead of slicing them. I didn't like the look of the long strands. I served it with whole wheat couscous. It was truly delicious. I will make it again and again. Thanks for the recipe!

Budget Friendly and Quick and Easy!

I loved this recipe! I am always looking for slow cooker recipes that I can put together in no time and that I have most of the ingredients for! I had everything but the fennel and white wine so I substituted caraway seed for fennel and then used red wine since that was what I had on hand and it turned out great! Also I added ranch dressing to the sauce mix because my family LOVES ranch dressing and it added just the right amount of creaminess! Will definitely be keeping this recipe and using it more!

Lots of flavor

I loved the smoky background flavor the bacon added and thought the balance of spices was just right. I used the broth option because I didn't have any wine and it was still delicious. I am making this again this week with the wine and will add mushrooms this time. I say give this a try!

Easy, slow cooker
Even the kids liked it!

I used boneless chicken thighs because my kids do not like the bones. They gave this recipe 4 stars, I give it 5 since they never agree on the same meal.

Easy to make and yummy to eat.
Was pretty good, but felt like it was lacking flavor.

I think that this recipe was missing flavor and the sauce was way too thin. Next time I will try red wine instead of white and add basil or some other Italian seasoning. I read other reviews saying this was salty as is, but I thought it did not have enough salt. I would also thicken the sauce before serving. I served mine with brown rice and it was more like soup.

Easy to make.

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