Whereas 0sso buco is historically made with slow-cooked veal shanks, I’ve tailored the identical nice flavors to make a easy weeknight hen dinner. In simply 45 minutes or so — largely unattended cooking time — you should have a meal that isn’t solely fantastic the primary evening, however makes nice leftovers. (It additionally freezes effectively).
Hen Osso Buco
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt, divided
¼ teaspoon black pepper, divided
8 to 10 hen drumsticks (about 2 ½ kilos)
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 medium onions, chopped (2 cups)
2 celery stalks, chopped in ¼-inch items
2 carrots, chopped in ¼-inch items
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2/3 cup crimson wine
2 14.5-ounce cans petite diced tomato
1. Mix the flour with ½ teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Dredge the drumsticks within the combination.
2. Warmth 1 tablespoon of the oil in a big nonstick skillet over medium excessive. Add the drumsticks in a single layer and brown on all sides. Take away from the pan.
3. Warmth the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in the identical skillet. Add the garlic, onion, celery, carrots, remaining ½ teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper, basil, oregano and thyme. Cook dinner, stirring sometimes, till the greens start to melt, about 5 minutes. Stir within the wine and cook dinner, scraping up any bits on the underside of the pan, till the wine is lowered by about half. Stir within the tomatoes and cook dinner till the combination is barely thickened, about 5 minutes. Return the hen to the pan, cowl, and gently simmer, turning the hen after quarter-hour. Cook dinner till an instant-read thermometer registers 170 levels, about one other quarter-hour.
MAKES 4 SERVINGS