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Braised Chicken Legs

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Times Food
23rd August, 2019 12:24 IST

Say chicken and the ears of people will perk up. This amazing recipe of Braised Chicken Legs is here to capture the hearts of every food lover and tickle their taste buds. Made through braising the chicken legs and simmering it in a pot full of delicious chicken stock and certain spices mixed with yummy sauteed vegetables, it is such an indulgence that no one can resist from ever. Braising the chicken and giving it a beautiful golden brown colour, gives that sizzling fiery taste that adds to the excitement of this delight. In addition to that, vegetables such as turnip, bok choy, beetroot along with a fragrant herb like rosemary, gives it a healthy touch as they provide the essential nutrients and certain health benefits which are mandatory for a smooth functioning of our bodies. Thyme which is also known as ‘Ajwain ke phool’ is an amazing ingredient which is packed with vitamin A and C, and is a good source of fiber, iron, copper and manganese as well. Serve this unique on kitty parties, birthday parties, potlucks, anniversary parties, dates and game night and impress every single person with this heartwarming palatable dish and take their heart away. Try out this special recipe with just a few simple steps and go on winning every heart and soul. What are you waiting for? Head to the kitchen and show everyone what you have got.


2 chicken legs

2 tablespoon virgin olive oil

6 cloves garlic

1 sprig thyme

1 sprig rosemary

1 bok choy

4 gm turnip

4 gm beetroot

1 handful broccoli

1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds

0 rocket leaves as required

1 tablespoon brown sugar

2 star anise

1 tablespoon soy sauce

2 cup chicken stock

0 salt as required

0 spice black pepper as required

How to make Braised Chicken Legs

Step 1

To start with this amazing recipe, apply a seasoning of salt and pepper on the surface of chicken leg and keep it aside for 15 to 20 minutes. In the meanwhile, take a saucepan and preheat olive oil into it over a medium flame. Once the oil is heated, add chicken legs and braise them until the skin of the chicken turns golden brown. Braise the other side of the chicken as well. Once both the sides of the chicken tuns golden brown, take it off the saucepan and keep it aside.

Step 2

Next, in the same pot, add crushed garlic cloves, star anise, rosemary, thyme, brown sugar, pepper and salt. Pour chicken stock to it and stir well, incorporating each and every ingredient. Now, add the chicken leg with skin side up and over a light flame, simmer the chicken until its knee joint starts to flex easily. This step may take around 30 to 40 minutes.

Step 3

While the chicken is being simmered, preheat some olive oil in another flat bottomed frying pan and saute the vegetables in it. Adjust the salt and pepper according to your taste.

Step 4

By now, the chicken would have been cooked. Take the chicken out from the saucepan and combine the sauteed vegetables with the chicken stock liquid. Again, simmer the mixture chicken stock and sauteed vegetables and reduce it to make a thick sauce. Place the sauce and chicken on a plate and garnish resplendently with roasted pumpkin seeds and a few rocket leaves. Serve hot and fresh.

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