3-4 pounds picnic chicken (thighs and legs)
1/2 cup red wine
16 ounce jar RAGU Roasted Garlic Parmesan Sauce (white)
8 ounce tomato sauce
FRESH ground sea salt and black pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup FRESH chopped parsley, optional
1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Combine paprika, garlic, FRESH ground sea salt and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl whisk together the wine, tomato sauce and RAGU sauce until well blended.
  • Wash and dry chicken pieces.
  • Rub the chicken pieces all over with the spice rub.
  • Add 1 cup of the pasta sauce mixture to a 4 quart baking dish.
  • Add chicken pieces in a single layer if possible.
  • Brush chicken piece tops with remaining sauce.
  • Bake 45-50 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
  • Arrange chicken on platter and top with sauce.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and lemon zest.

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