Chicken Ossobuco


Italian braised chicken main course.

This recipe is an adaptation from braised red meat, but works well with poultry.

In Italy search out the locally grown tomatoes for great flavour.

This dish is traditionally served with a risotto style rice, and serves 4.


chicken breasts
25 ml
Zaytoun FAIRTRADE olive oil
large (Italian) tomatoes
20 ml
chopped fresh parsley
50 g
plain flour
100 ml
FAIRTRADE white wine
clove of garlic
zest of a FAIRTRADE lemon


Peel and crush the garlic.

Wash and slice (thick-ish) the tomatoes.

Coat the chicken breasts in flour seasoned with salt and pepper.

Heat the oil in a pan and brown the chicken on both sides.

Add the wine and cook over a low heat for 10 minutes.

Add the tomatoes and garlic and cover the pan.

Simmer until the chicken is tender (about 10 minutes).

To serve

Sprinkle with FAIRTRADE lemon rind and chopped parsley to serve.


This is a scaleable recipe, vary according to the number of people to feed.

Use a lamb or veal steak in place of the chicken.