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Braised Chicken Thighs in Spicy Tomato Sauce - a delicious dinner that your entire family will love - by Mama Maggie’s Kitchen
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Braised Chicken Thighs With Spicy Tomato Sauce

Braised Chicken Thighs With Spicy Tomato Sauce is a delicious, one pot dinner that your entire family will love.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 922kcal


  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 3 lbs chicken thighs bone-in
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ large white onion peeled, diced
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 jalapeño finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves diced
  • 6 roma tomatoes diced, or 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Knorr Caldo de Tomate bouillon
  • 2 cups of water
  • ½ cup baby carrots optional
  • ½ cup green beans optional
  • cilantro optional
  • green onion optional


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat.
  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Sear the chicken until brown. 3 minutes. Do not overcrowd the pan. Do this in batches, if you need to. If the chicken does not move easily, it’s not ready to turn.
  • Turn the chicken and sear the other side for 3 minutes.
  • Transfer the chicken to a plate and set it aside.
  • In the same skillet, add veggies (if using) and cook for 2 minutes, constantly stirring.
  • Add onion and stir rapidly for 1 minute.
  • Add tomato, cumin, oregano, paprika, and jalapeno, garlic.
  • Stir everything together.
  • Add bouillon and water.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan and put a lid on it.
  • Reduce the heat, simmer and continue cooking for 20 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked.
  • If the sauce becomes too thick, add more water but taste it for good measure.
  • Top with cilantro and green onion. Enjoy!


Calories: 922kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 72g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 333mg | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 1098mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4280IU | Vitamin C: 20.7mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 5.4mg