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Chicken With Tomato Sauce Recipe

A simple, flavorful and budget - friendly chicken legs with tomato sauce recipe, that the entire family will love. It tastes great with pasta, rice, potatoes or just with homemade bread.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: African, European
Keyword: chicken in tomato sauce, chicken stew, gluten free, how to, keto
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Ester | esterkocht.com


  • Sauté pan or large pot
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • paper towels


  • 3 chicken leg quarters, 1.2 kg/ 2,6 lbs
  • 800 g/1.8 lbs canned tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 medium onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley or 2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • chili powder, salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Peel garlic cloves and onions and cut finely. Then rinse parsley and chop finely. Pat dry chicken quarters with paper towels and cut off excess fat. Using a sharp knife cut through the dislocated joint to separate the thigh from the leg.
  • In a sauté pan or large pot heat 1 tablespoon of oil at medium-high and brown the chicken parts. Remove the meat from the pot and set aside. Add the onions to the same pan and fry for about 4 minutes. Add garlic and fry for another minute. Stir in canned tomatoes, water, fresh or dried herbs and ground paprika. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium - low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Keep stirring in between. After 15 minutes season with salt, pepper and chili powder.
  • Add the chicken parts that you previously browned back to the pot as well as the drippings that came out of the meat. Cover and let simmer for another 15 minutes. Taste the sauce and season with salt and pepper once more, if necessary. Let cook for 3 - 4 minutes and Done!! Using a spoon, skim any fat off surface of sauce and serve immediately.