Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Penne With Chicken Thighs

Penne With Chicken Thighs
serves 4

1 Pound Chicken Thighs, Bone-In, Skin On
Salt and Pepper
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Small Onion, Diced
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1 (24 Oz.) Jar Marinara Sauce
8 Oz. Penne

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Sprinkle thighs with salt and pepper.  Heat olive oil in a large skillet or dutch oven over medium-high heat.  Brown chicken on both sides until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.  Remove to a separate plate.  Add onions and garlic to pan and stir around to cook, about 2 - 3 minutes.  Pour in marinara sauce to heat.  Add chicken thighs back into sauce.  Cover and place into the oven for 1 1/2 hours or simmer on the stovetop on the lowest heat setting.  Cook pasta according to package directions.  Serve one chicken thigh with sauce over pasta.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

This is another one of those recipes that will be in my busy soccer mom recipe rotation. I could see children really enjoying this dish and it is a great substitute for boring spaghetti and meatballs. This recipe is very simple and easy to put together.  Even though it takes a while to cook, the end result is definitely worth the wait!  The chicken is so tender it practically falls off the bone.  For some extra veg, I think this would be really good with some zucchini and red bell peppers!

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