To make the tomato sauce, fry the tomatoes cut into wedges in a tall saucepan with three tablespoons of olive oil and the finely chopped garlic clove. By doing this in a tall saucepan, it won’t chip or stain the kitchen as much. After about 30 minutes over very low heat, crush the tomatoes with a spoon so that they release all their juice and season them with pepper, aromatic herbs and seven or eight basil leaves.
We let it continue for another 10 minutes, always over low heat and we taste it, adding a little salt or sugar according to the level of acidity they have. Then we pass it through a masher to obtain a delicious spicy tomato sauce with which we will cook the thighs.
As we saw in the recipe for roasted chicken thighs in lemon and wine sauce, it is important that the thighs are cooked well to avoid that the meat of the interior stuck to the bone is raw. Therefore, before cooking them, we cook them on the grill over low heat for about 8 minutes until their entire surface is well browned. Do not raise the fire because they will be made on the outside and there will be little done inside.
Add the spicy tomato sauce, a few leaves of rosemary and thyme sprinkled on top and let the thighs cook during 20 minutes, turning them over from time to time. To do this, we cover the saucepan so that the tomato does not splash and does not reduce too much by evaporation. The concentrated flavor of that tomato sauce, it will impregnate the meat of the chicken that is cooked in it, with a spectacular result.
With what to accompany the chicken thighs with tomato sauce, spices and basil
To enjoy these chicken thighs with tomato sauce, spices and basil You don’t need more than a piece of bread and time to delight yourself. I add another two or three basil leaves and a flower or bud to give it a more beautiful presentation. If you need a garnish you can make an original mashed potatoes like the ones we taught you here. Prepare this chicken recipe because you will not forget it.