Chicken with Olives, Pancetta & Rosemary

By / Food / May 26th, 2021 / 5

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4 chicken legs, patted dry  

4 chicken thighs, patted dry

150 grams of thinly sliced pancetta cut in half

2 medium red onions, cut into thick slices

3 cloves of garlic, peeled and lightly crushed with the back of your knife 

4 tablespoons of tomato paste

1 cup of Nocellara del Belice olives

½ bottle of dry white wine


5 tablespoons of olive oil 

Kosher salt 


  • Preheat the oven to 375℉.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a medium sized heavy bottomed pot over high heat. Season the chicken with salt and fry on all sides until golden brown.
  • Remove from the pot. 
  • Discard the oil left in the pot and add the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil, return the pot to medium-high heat.
  • Fry the pancetta until golden, add the sliced onions, garlic and rosemary, continue to fry until the onions have softened.
  • Stir in the tomato paste and white wine, allow to simmer for 1 minute.
  • Add the chicken, olives and just enough water to cover the chicken.
  • Bring to a gentle boil.
  • Cover tightly with a lid and place in the oven.
  • Braise the chicken for 1 ½ hours. 
  • Allow the chicken to rest for 20 minutes before serving. 

Chef Daniel Costa is the chef/owner of Corso32, Bar Bricco and Uccellino.


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