Tomato and Mustard Chicken
I found this recipe on Food52 and it sounded amazing. So I tried it out, and guess what? It was amazing! But I'll be honest, I wasn't going to write about this recipe. I didn't plan to even photograph it. Because I was looking at it and I'm thinking, it's doesn't look all that appealing. And I was back and forth for awhile because it's really good! I just did a horrible job at plating it.
So I decided to posted this photo on my Instagram to see people's reaction to the dish. And I was shocked at how immediate the response was and how quickly it grew in likes. I felt like Sally Fields at the Oscars!
Ok, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit. But it was enough motivation for me to share this recipe with you. So I hope you like it, I hope you really, really like it.
Tomato and Mustard Chicken (adapted from Food52.com)
8 large chicken drumsticks
Salt and pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
3 cloves of garlic
3 tablespoons mustard
2 cups chopped canned tomatoes (you can use fresh if you have it)
1. Chop up your onion and peppers. Finely chop your garlic, I hate chopping garlic though so I used a garlic crusher. Season the chicken legs with salt and pepper, set aside.
2. In a pan large enough to fit all your chicken legs, heat up 2 - 3 tablespoons of oil. Add the chicken to the pan and brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a clean plate and set aside.
3. Add the onion and peppers to the pan and cook soft then add the garlic. After about a minute, stir in the mustard and the tomatoes. Season to taste then add the chicken back to the pan.
4. Bring the sauce to a boil and then lower the heat so that it's just simmering. Cover the pan and leave it for about 30 minutes.
The long cooking time over a low heat with the juices from the sauce just makes the chicken so very tender and delicious. So I hope you try this out! And do a better job than I did at the presentation. I'd love to see how you plate this dish! Take a photo and tag me on Instagram or Twitter @jackkayephoto. Don't forget the #TheSundayProject! x