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February 03, 2016 1 min read

This simple and easy to make recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight meal, but is sophisticated enough for when you are entertaining friends and family.


The iconic Le Creuset cookware and their signature French Oven is the perfect for cooking this delightful meal. The French Oven will lock in all the steam ensure your chicken remains perfectly juicy while fully cooked. The steam will add to the development of your sauce, enriching it while ensuring there is plenty for your guests to have seconds! Get a Le Creuset French Oven today and instantly enjoy the difference!


Baked Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives

Serving size for 6 to 8. 



  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 4 chicken legs
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 5 anchovies
  • 1 jar of tomato puree (passata)
  • 1 cup of red wine
  • ½ bunch of thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 300g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup mixed olives


  1. In a French oven on medium heat, add olive oil. Sear chicken on all sides, until skin is crispy and brown.
  2. Add the garlic and anchovies, cook for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and place in pre-heated 355F oven and bake for 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

This recipe is from Le Creuset Canada and Chef Claudia Bianchi and Le Creuset Canada. Chef Claudia Bianchi is the culinary producer and co-owner of renowned Toronto restaurant Actinolite. 

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