Recipe by Faigy Grossman

Zesty Red Chicken

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Meat Meat
Medium Medium
4 Servings

No Allergens specified

1 Hour, 40 Minutes

With its red-orange color and strong, robust flavor, this chicken dish met with a round of applause by all members of the Grossman family — and that is not something I get so easily from my clan of finicky eaters!!


Main ingredients

  • 3 pounds (1.35 kilograms) chicken bottoms (about 4 pieces)

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 2 cups chopped onions


Make the Chicken


In a large mixing bowl, combine cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Add chicken pieces to the bowl and rub spices into the chicken until evenly coated.


Heat oil in a large frying pan; add chicken and cook about four to five minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.


Add onions and garlic to pan and sauté until golden. Stir in wine; bring to a boil. Add water, tomato paste, and oregano; stir until well blended. Bring to a boil and return chicken to pan.


Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer one hour and 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and soft. Spoon sauce on top. Remaining sauce can be reserved and served with rice.


Photography: Hudi Greenberger. Food Styling: Renee Muller.

Zesty Red Chicken

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Aviva Sussman
Aviva Sussman
1 year ago

We never really eat chicken on the bone, but we made this recipie and the whole thing was gone! Delicious!

Seth S
Seth S
7 years ago

HUGE FAN! This was awesome! Excited to try again and maybe spice it up more!

7 years ago

Delicious! This is a superb chicken recipe! Full of flavor. Will definitely repeat this one!

Chaia Frishman
Chaia Frishman
Reply to  Rachel
7 years ago

IT’s certainly beautiful! Thanks so much for the feedback Rachel.