Roman Chicken

For some reason we started going to a lot of Italian restaurants when we moved to the UK. I developed a liking for the Italian mains. This is my version of Roman chicken.

Roman Chicken

Steven Thomas
Hearty Roman fare.


  • 1/4 cup flour
  • salt and pepper
  • 9 chicken drum sticks skin removed.
  • Olive Oil
  • 4 garlic cloves diced
  • 1 large red onion sliced
  • 4 large capsicums any colour, sliced
  • 1/2 cup olives I used black
  • [Optional] capers
  • 400 gram can of tomatoes
  • 200 mls of chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper


  • Mix Flour, salt and pepper
  • Coat each drum stick in flour.
  • Fry the drum sticks in a pan until golden on all sides.
  • Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
  • Add garlic and onion to pan.
  • Fry until softened.
  • Add remaining ingredients to pan.
  • Return chicken to pan.
  • Cover.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Simmer for 20 minutes.


Serve on rice.

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