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Old Fashioned Chicken

(5 Votes)
SERVES
4
COOK TIME
45 Min

Old Fashioned Chicken is a dish that takes us back to Mom's kitchen, without all the fuss of preparing it like she did. It's a great-tasting chicken dish that doesn't take much tending.

What You'll Need:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken thighs or drumsticks (about 8 pieces)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (14-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained (See Note)
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans whole potatoes, drained and cut in half
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons dried tarragon
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
What To Do:
  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, heat oil. Sprinkle salt over chicken and cook 10 minutes, or until browned on each side, turning halfway through cooking.
     
  2. Add onion and saute about 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients to chicken; mix well.
     
  3. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer 30 minutes, or until chicken is tender and cooked through.
     
Notes

Ratings & Comments

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Will try soon. Can regular potatoes be used in place of can ones?

I just boil the potatoes before adding them at the end since canned ones are precooked already....so I have used regular potatoes in this but h just had to have them precooked first

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these recipes are so yummy

I don't have Tarragon. Is it similar to Thyme? Is there another spice I can use in it's place?

Tarragon has its own unique flavor so I don't know that I'd substitute another spice for it. You can get it at just about any grocery store, in the regular spice aisle

I tried this recipe last nite and all the family members loved it. They want me to try it with boneless chicken breasts next time. Will definately keep this recipe in my files.

as always not knowin what to cook for dinner;i had chicken thighs on and made old fashioned chicken one of moms from kitchen.hubby and I loved it thanks again.

This sounds great, I'll try it on my grandchildren.

I want to try a green veggie or two in this recipe. Whatta think ???

How about okra?

We apologize for the confusion regarding reserving the juice from the canned tomatoes. What we meant was that they should be undrained, so that you are using the juice in the recipe. We have re-worded it in the recipe above. Thank you for your question!

Would boneless chicken breast work?

Thank you for your question! You can use boneless chicken breasts, although I would change the cooking time. In Step 1, instead of browning the chicken 20 minutes, cook the breasts 5 mins on each side. Then continue with the remaining instructions. Enjoy!

I was wondering the same, what do you do with the reserved juice? There is no further mention of it.

We apologize for the confusion regarding reserving the juice from the canned tomatoes. What we meant was that they should be undrained, so that you are using the juice in the recipe. We have re-worded it in the recipe above. Thank you for your question!

had the same question as JVP. do you add the reserved juice from the tomatoes to the pot?

Just a quick, probably stupid question, but do you add the reserved juice from the tomatoes to the pot?

always good to hear results about recipes

pinto beans and blackeyed peas aren't white beans are they?

no pinto beans are borwn and take longer to cook

I really like this!! Have made a few times.

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