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.
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Clinton Kelly's Chicken Thigh Osso Bucco

4.91 from 22 votes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Course: Main
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder

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: 1390g, Vitamin C: 2.1g, Calcium: 19g, Iron: 1.5g

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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. I could not find the amount of olive oil to brown the chicken, and vegetables, so I used 2 tbsp. I also did not reduce the liquid by half, but close enough. I used Chardonnay, and chicken stock. After 30 minutes of simmering, I added small golden potatoes for the last 15 minutes. This worked well for my family. I also increased the carrots to 4. On the side I served baby spinach. As far as taste, my family liked it and didn’t complain that it was too bland.

  2. Made this tonight for dinner it was fabulous. I followed the recipe exactly as written and it turned out tender and very flavorful. I served it over mashed sweet potatoes because I’m probably the only person in the world who doesn’t like regular mashed potatoes. This is a keeper thanks!

  3. Awesome recipe! I had to sub carrots for sweet potatoes and forgo the chicken stock, just swapped for extra wine and a splash of red wine vinegar. It was awesome! Also only had rosé on hand instead of white, it worked perfectly! Will definitely try this again staying true to the recipe but I will make it again this way too!

  4. What is a good replacement for the carrots. Want to make the osso bucco for a dinner party and they are not fans of carrots

  5. I made this tonight and it was really good. It was easy to make and went over really well with the whole family. We served ours with soft polenta instead of potatoes. This recipe is definitely going into rotation! Thank you!

  6. So I made this dish tonight and it was fabulous and oh so easy. I did my pick up around the house and kitchen while the chicken was browning, 5 minutes each side…etc. Threw on the pot with the potatoes and did the mash at the end. So doable even on a weeknight. I took it a step further and sauteed a pan of healthy greens with onion and garlic, lemon, salt/pepper…and then dished out 1 thigh, 1/2 cup potatoes, 1/3 cup greens into a container and made my own 5 star frozen dinner for those nights I don’t feel like cooking..and yes it is yum. Thanks for sharing. P/s. I need to increase the greens to at least 1/2 cup.

  7. If you haven’t actually made the dish how can you review or much less rate it? Scrolling through dozens of ” this looks delicious and I can’t wait to make this ” doesn’t help me decide if I want to make it.
    I DID make it and it is a great dish! Briefly sautéed the thighs and then threw them and everything else in the slow cooker for five hours on high. I deglazed the sauté pan with the white wine and used my homemade chicken broth (super better than store bought) and poured them over everything else. I did add 8 ounces of quartered crimini mushrooms . Served with mashed potatoes and this is a keeper. DH loved it as well. This has a great flavor.

  8. 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!!

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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. 

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

  17. 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!