Although it may seem impossible or just simply ironic, this quick braised chicken comes together in under half an hour. Traditionally, for a dish to be considered a braise, it must be browned and then slow-cooked for a long period of time.
However, it's 2010, and if you want to braise flavorful chicken legs in a tomato, mushroom, and onion sauce for a mere 15 minutes, go right ahead! The recipe serves the saucy chicken over white rice, but feel free to pair with brown rice, mashed potatoes, or noodles. Learn the method when you read more. From Food & Wine Ingredients 3 tablespoons vegetable oil Directions Serves 4.
Hearty Braised Chicken Legs
4 whole chicken legs, cut into thighs and drumsticks (2 pounds)
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
3/4 pound white mushrooms, quartered
3 garlic cloves
1 medium onion, quartered
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
1 cup tomato sauce
white rice, for serving
From Food & Wine
3 tablespoons vegetable oil