Don't Chicken Out

Don't Chicken Out

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"This is my Mom's quick recipe for chicken smothered in a tangy tomato sauce. The sauce is delicious served over rice or mashed potatoes. Serve with green beans and garlic bread and it's a great weeknight meal!"


55 m servings 260 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 260 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 14.7 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.1g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 22.2 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 710 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook the chicken in the hot oil until lightly browned on all sides.
  2. Whisk the tomato sauce, garlic, onion, bay leaves, cumin, oregano, and vinegar in a bowl; pour over the chicken. Bring the mixture to a simmer and continue cooking until the chicken is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
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  1. 23 Ratings


Very good! I had chicken leg quarters that I divided into legs and thighs for this recipe. I did add a bit of seasoning to the chicken before sauteeing it in the oil (adobo, salt, and pepper)....

Did it in the slow cooker. Ate with mashed potatoes. Browned chicken beforehand with cumin, salt and pepper. Delish!

Not quite sure what to say about this recipe. It did come out tangy but still bland. We added some roasted Anaheim chiles and used 1/2 tsp. ground cumin and 1/2 tsp. whole cumin. Not sure how mu...

I used chicken breast and it turned out great!

this was amazing! i let it cook for a little longer, more like an hour, and i let the sauce thicken more. it tasted great served over rice. my husband even gave it 5 stars!

My husband and I really liked this! I browned the chicken in hot chicken broth to cut down on calories. I also used one 26 ounce can of Hunt's garlic and herb spaghetti sauce and one 8 ounce can...

We loved it! Easy & fast to prepare and easy & fast to eat -- my children devoured it so fast!

Good basic recipe, but as others have said, it needs much more flavor. I added more vinegar, doubled the garlic and began frying the chicken with salt, pepper and cumin. I also used fresh toma...

Excellent! I also seasoned chicken with adobo, salt and pepper. I added onion and garlic to near-browned chicken and then added sauce and other seasonings along with a small amount of water. I...