Clinton Kelly’s Chicken Thigh Osso Bucco

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Chicken Thigh Osso Bucco is a decadent dish with insanely rich flavors, made with chicken thighs, onions and carrots and simmered in a delicious wine sauce.

A recipe from The Chew & Clinton Kelly! Rich, hearty play on the Italian classic Osso Bucco, chicken thighs are braised in a tomato-white wine sauce over crispy mashed potatoes. I really need to stop watching The Chew when I am hungry, every time I haven’t eaten lunch yet I end up piling the kids into the car to take them to buy ingredients so I can make the dish right away. This dish is a result of such an occurence. I was binge watching episodes a few weeks ago and saw Martina McBrides Richest, Cheesiest, Crispy Mashed Potatoes and I thought, “hmm I should make that some time. Then the next episode showed Clinton making the most delicious looking Chicken Thigh Osso Bucco and that was all she wrote. 

The universe rewarded me because my youngest napped through the whole trip and my oldest actually stayed in the stroller! We were in and out of the grocery store in ten minutes flat without a meltdown! It is as though the universe was saying “we want you to make this dish, you deserve it! Enjoy!” Boy did I. THIS DISH IS AMAZING. I’ve since made it twice for us at home and once for a dinner party. All three times plates made their way to the sink with nothing more than a lonely chicken bone. Plus, I mean, c’mon, look at how pretty it is?!

A recipe from The Chew & Clinton Kelly! Rich, hearty play on the Italian classic Osso Bucco, chicken thighs are braised in a tomato-white wine sauce over crispy mashed potatoes. Add the flour in a shallow plate and season with salt and pepper. Dredge both sides of the chicken thighs in the seasoned flour, shaking off the excess. In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, add olive oil. Sear the chicken thighs until browned on both sides. Do this in two batches of 4 so you don’t crowd the plate. Remove browned thighs to a plate. A recipe from The Chew & Clinton Kelly! Rich, hearty play on the Italian classic Osso Bucco, chicken thighs are braised in a tomato-white wine sauce over crispy mashed potatoes.
Add the onion and carrot and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes. Add 2 cloves minced garlic, and cook about 1 more minute. Add tomato paste mix well with all the ingredients and cook for another minute.  A recipe from The Chew & Clinton Kelly! Rich, hearty play on the Italian classic Osso Bucco, chicken thighs are braised in a tomato-white wine sauce over crispy mashed potatoes.
Add the wine, chicken stock, rosemary and thyme. Cook until the liquids are reduced by about half. A recipe from The Chew & Clinton Kelly! Rich, hearty play on the Italian classic Osso Bucco, chicken thighs are braised in a tomato-white wine sauce over crispy mashed potatoes.
Add the chicken back to the pan. A recipe from The Chew & Clinton Kelly! Rich, hearty play on the Italian classic Osso Bucco, chicken thighs are braised in a tomato-white wine sauce over crispy mashed potatoes. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 45 minutes until chicken is cooked through. A recipe from The Chew & Clinton Kelly! Rich, hearty play on the Italian classic Osso Bucco, chicken thighs are braised in a tomato-white wine sauce over crispy mashed potatoes.
To make the tops of the thighs a bit more crisp, you can take the optional step of putting the dutch oven in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. I did this during the last half of the mashed potatoes cooking time. Don’t think it is a necessary step, it is totally delicious without it, but just a tiiiiiiiiiiiiny bit better after a spin in the oven. A recipe from The Chew & Clinton Kelly! Rich, hearty play on the Italian classic Osso Bucco, chicken thighs are braised in a tomato-white wine sauce over crispy mashed potatoes. Serve with the Richest, Cheesiest, Crispy Mashed Potatoes.

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Clinton Kelly's Chicken Thigh Osso Bucco

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Course: Main
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Author: Sabrina

Chicken Thigh Osso Bucco is a decadent dish with insanely rich flavors, made with chicken thighs, onions and carrots and simmered in a delicious wine sauce.

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken thighs (bone-in, skin on)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1 carrot (peeled, diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • parsley for garnish

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Add the flour in a shallow plate and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Dredge both sides of the chicken thighs in the seasoned flour, shaking off the excess.
  3. In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, add olive oil.
  4. Sear the chicken thighs until browned on both sides.
  5. Do this in two batches of 4 so you don't crowd the plate.
  6. Remove browned thighs to a plate.
  7. Add the onion and carrot and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes.
  8. Add 2 cloves minced garlic, and cook about 1 more minute.
  9. Add tomato paste mix well with all the ingredients and cook for another minute.
  10. Add the wine, chicken stock, rosemary and thyme.
  11. Cook until the liquids are reduced by about half.
  12. Add the chicken back to the pan and reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 45 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
  13. Serve over mashed potatoes, serve a chicken thigh and a spoonful of veggies and sauce. Top with parsley if you would like.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from the wonderful Clinton Kelly on The Chew

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 servings, Amount per serving: 323 calories, Calories: 323g, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 111mg, Sodium: 298mg, Potassium: 357mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 27.8g, Vitamin C: 2.6g, Calcium: 1.9g, Iron: 8.1g

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Keywords: chicken, chicken thighs, easy recipes, Italian Food, Italian recipes, Osso Bucco, osso bucco recipe
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A recipe from The Chew & Clinton Kelly! Rich, hearty play on the Italian classic Osso Bucco, chicken thighs are braised in a tomato-white wine sauce over crispy mashed potatoes.PS. If you don’t watch The Chew, I suggest you give it a shot. The dynamic between the hosts (ESPECIALLY Clinton Kelly and Michael Symon) is good natured and absolutely enjoyable. I have over 100 shows backlogged on our Tivo (including Chicago Fire from before the season finale and as you get to know me better you will hear me wax poetic about how much I love that show and Taylor Kinney) and yet the one show I never get more than a week behind on is The Chew. OK OK OK fine, The Chew and Real Housewives of Bevery Hills, but that is just because I seriously <3 Lisa Vanderpump.

A recipe from The Chew & Clinton Kelly! Rich, hearty play on the Italian classic Osso Bucco, chicken thighs are braised in a tomato-white wine sauce over crispy mashed potatoes.

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  1. That looks extra yummy! Dark meat is my favorite kind of chicken. Other people can have the breast. I like the juicy stuff!

  2. I’ve heard of osso bucco, but never for chicken! It certainly looks delicious. I rarely watch cooking shows, but I’ll have to give The Chew a look. 🙂

  3. Oh man I need to learn how to cook better! This looks like it is SO tasty! I have watched ‘The Chew” a few times myself, but I find myself drooling too much and have to find stuff to eat LOL.

  4. I LOVE The Chew when I’m able to catch it on TV! You’re absolutely right, the dynamic between all the hosts is just so laid back and friendly; a refreshing change from some of the very dramatic talk shows out there. This dish sounds and looks absolutely amazing, too!

    P.S. Your food photography skills are downright enviable 🙂

    1. Thanks Kayla! I try pretty hard with the photos, I start a class this August to try and learn how to go off auto! haha.

  5. I love Clinton Kelley from What Not To Wear so how did I miss that he cooks?! This dish looks great and chicken thighs always pack in the most flavor.

  6. Your photos are absolutely mouth watering! I love how you show the steps and am looking forward to adding this to my meal plans for next week.

  7. Chicken is my favorite meat to cook with. This look like a fantastic recipe. I am going to get the ingredients for dinner tomorrow.

  8. This looks absolutely incredible. The chicken alone had my mouth watering, but the whole dish makes it even more!

  9. You know a meal looks good when I want it, right after I just had dinner. HA! This looks amazing. I love all of those spices and it looks so crispy and yummy! Thanks for sharing…

  10. Awww… another good recipe that you posted. Just bought chicken this week as it was on sale so hopefully we can try this soon.

  11. I am so happy I am not the only one who impulsively decides to make a dish and has to run off to the store. This probably isn’t the best method for our respective food budgets, but when you need to make something, you must make it. I get it completely. This dish is fantastic. I saw that episode and haven’t made it yet. I just might need to fix that.

    1. YAY! You totally get me! Didn’t it look great on the show too? I didn’t do the gremolata on this dish because I thought it wouldn’t work with the dish well, but I did make it for a lamb, polenta and red wine reduction dish I made a couple of days later. You know for Clinton not being one of the “chefs” of the show, I have to say I LOVE his recipes!

  12. The universe was telling you that you needed to make it and now the universe is telling me I need to eat it. I hope I have the same luck!

  13. Oh I know this looks so good. I just have this weird texture issue with chicken legs and thighs. If they aren’t cooked just right, I can’t eat them. I feel bad for my husband and kiddo as they love that more than they love chicken breast.

  14. I love when I come across a good recipe to try. I’m obsessed with trying new recipes with my kids. They think I’m a great cook because of it. Most definitely will try this. Thanks.

  15. This looks amazing! The best part is, I have all the ingredients on hand right now! Pinning for later, for sure!

  16. I am a super duper Clinton Kelley fan! I love everything about him and I will most definitely be trying this recipe. If Clinton makes this it has to be yummy!

  17. Made this tonight – not good, very boring. Actually made the suggested potato recipe to go with it. DH said “they’re okay, but I prefer “yours” which are mashed with sour cream, onion salt, butter and a little milk.. I note that the previous “good” reviews are from people who “intend” to try this but haven’t actually made it. Things that “sound” good don’t always “taste” good. Extremely disappointed in this recipe but good luck to all who “intend” to try it.

    1. Hi Sue, I know people have different palates but I am so sorry to hear you found the meal boring. It was a recipe I saw on The Chew and tried immediately. I know many people on here have not reviewed it after making it but here is a link to reviews from The Chew’s page: http://abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/recipes/chicken-thigh-osso-buco-with-creamy-polenta-clinton-kelly. I’d love to know more about what went wrong? Was it just not enough of a flavor you were looking for? Also I am sorry the mashed potatoes weren’t a hit, we serve those quite often and with all the different cheeses and sour cream and milk they are always well received.

    2. Omg! I’m so glad you also thought the something. I followed the recipe to a tee. The chicken was bland and the sauce was missing something. I was really disappointed with this recipe.

      1. I’m so sorry you felt that way! It’s always been a hit when I’ve made it! If you want to do some troubleshooting, you can contact me at contact @ dinnerthendessert.com and I can try and help you work through ways to make it more flavorful!

    1. Sure, any heavy bottomed pot with a lid would work. I’ve even made it once in a large skillet with a piece of foil tightly wrapped over it and it didn’t really suffer much for it.

  18. I’m always looking for different ways of making chicken, one of my favorite meats. I just love Clinton Kelly and his style of everything. Trying this tonight

  19. I am a huge fan of Clinton Kelly and can’t believe I found this recipe while searching for chicken thigh recipes!! After the show stopped airing (What Not to Wear) I never knew he was hosting another show!! The recipe is the most delicious chicken thigh recipe I have ever made and I thank you for sharing. Moist, flavorful and the mashed potatoes are the bomb. My husband even enjoyed it and he usually doesn’t eat chicken. AND I’m thrilled to read about Clinton Kelly!

  20. OMG!!!! Made this for supper and it is fabulous. Not a hard recipe and cooks up delicious full of flavor. Definitely a keeper. YUMMY…………

  21. This recipe has become a family favorite. Next time I will add sliced mushrooms. The chicken had a nice tasty flavor from the delicious sauce. Definitely a winner. 

  22. I love The Chew! I saw this episode but had totally forgotten about it! So glad I came across your pin! Making it tonite! Thanks Sabrina

  23. Absolutely delicious. My daughter is not a fan of thyme so I subbed dried oregano and used about a 3″ piece of fresh rosemary from my garden instead of using dried. I also added an 8 oz package of mushrooms, quartered, to the carrot-onion mixture. This is a great dish to serve for a dinner party also! Thank you, Clinton Kelly.

  24. I love this recipe, even when I think I can’t eat chicken one more time I still love this recipe. One of my go-to’s. Have made it for others and they like it, too. Foolproof.

  25. I made this tonight for dinner as I had taken chicken thighs out and I surprisingly had all the ingredients on hand. It was delicious. I don’t know how  people ole th thought this was bland. I did double the garlic, rosemary and thyme though and added abt half a cup of chopped mushrooms. Even my kids loved it and had no leftovers. I served it over microwave mashed potatoes as I was lazy and didn’t have all the ingredients for the cheesy ones!

  26. If i want to get it crispy… do i start it by simmering whole 45 mins on stove top and THEN put in oven for 15 mins? Or do i do 30 on stove top and last 15 in oven? Just don’t want to over cook:) Looks delish!

    1. Just put it in the oven the last 15 minutes of the cook time to give it that bit of lovely crisp. It’s so good! I hope you enjoy it!

  27. My parents have been making this for years using an old recipe from a Perdue chicken package from the 80s, I made this version tonight but doubled the liquid and veggie ingredients because I make it with rice and I cook the rice in the Dutch oven with the rest of the dish (something taken from the old Perdue recipe). I also recommend serving it with the traditional gremolata accompaniment (minced fresh garlic, lemon zest, and parsley) to serve on top.

  28. Loved this dish!!!! It is perfect. All I did was add some chopped mushrooms with the carrots and onions (because it was their time). The chicken was so tender and the vegetables perfectly cooked. Excellent!!