Castilian Braised Chicken

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 1 hr. 15 min.
Total: 1 hr. 30 min.
This Spanish-inspired chicken is perfect for a simple, but tasty weeknight meal.


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 whole chicken legs, thighs attached
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 (10 oz.) yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 (12 oz.) eggplant, diced (1 1/2-inch)
  • 1 (8 oz.) green bell pepper, diced (1-inch)
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tsp crushed cumin seed
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup canned, diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup olives, whole, pitted
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 Tbs toasted pine nuts


  • Heat oil in a large ovenproof sauté pan or baking dish over medium-high heat. Add chicken legs, skin side down, season with salt and pepper and brown for 5 minutes. Transfer to a clean plate and set aside. Stir in onions, eggplant, peppers and carrots and sauté for 5-6 minutes. Sprinkle with cumin and paprika and cook for 1 more minute. Pour in chicken broth, tomatoes, olives and wine and bring to a boil. Return chicken to pan and bake in a 400°F oven for 1 hour. Garnish with toasted pine nuts before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 281
  Calories from Fat 116 (41%)
(21%)Total Fat 13g
(10%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(19%)Cholesterol 57mg
(18%)Sodium 437mg
(26%)Potassium 896mg
Total Carbohydrate 20g
(31%)Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(37%)Protein 19g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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