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My Set, My Homemade Chicken Ragout plus Giveaway


I had so much fun creating this recipe for  I wanted to create a simple yet impressive dinner that the whole family would enjoy.  This is great for a Sunday dinner or even during the week.  With only a few ingredients needed, you can whip up this dinner in no time at all.  Calphalon, makes a beautiful AccuCore 3-quart Stainless Steel Saute pan that I am in love with.  Make sure you enter below the recipe to win a $500 Calphalon gift card to build your own set of cookware!

It’s so fun cooking in a brand new pan isn’t it?!  It’s shiny and fabulous just begging to be cooking in, lol! is the first cookware experience that allows you the ability to customize a cookware set for the way you cook and entertain. Whether you’re cooking for a crowd or mastering a new technique, now you can create a set piece by piece from the best of Calphalon. Mix it up. Make it yours.

Let’s start shall we?  Heat olive oil in your pan over medium heat.  Get the pan nice and hot.

Add your chicken pieces to the pan.

Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper.

You are going to partially cook the chicken, browning on both sides, about 5 minutes each side.

Remove chicken from the pan to start the ragout.

You want to see these wonderful brown bits in the pan, this will season the sauce nicely.

Add your diced potatoes to the hot pot with browned bits.

Season your potatoes with a little salt and pepper.

Cook the potatoes for a few minutes to brown nicely.

Add your chopped onions and minced garlic.

Cook and stir for 5 additional minutes.

Add a can of crushed tomatoes right to the pan.

Give it a good stir.

Nestle your chicken pieces right in the sauce and potatoes and bake partially covered for about an hour.

I like to serve this dinner right in the pan.  This chicken is great served with spoonfuls of sauce or on top of cooked pasta.

Homemade Chicken Ragout


  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 pieces chicken
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3-4 small russet potatoes, diced
  • 1 cup finely diced white onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic


  1. Heat olive oil into 3 quart or larger sautee pan. Salt and pepper chicken pieces then carefully add them to hot pan. Brown on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer partially cooked chicken to a plate or some tin foil.
  2. With oil and browned bits still in pan, add potatoes, season lightly with salt and pepper then and onions, stirring until potatoes are browned and onions softened. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add crushed tomatoes, stirring to combine then add partially cooked chicken sitting in sauce and potatoes. Place in oven and bake for 50-60 minutes until chicken is tender and cooked through. Remove and serve with chicken and sauce or over top cooked pasta.

Makes 4 Servings

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Disclosure: “This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Calphalon blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.”

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  1. 1
    MaryB says:

    Chicken and dumplings, spaghetti sauce, veggie lasagna….I would have a great time cooking in these wonderful pans.

  2. 2
    Karen says:

    I would cook homemade tomato sauce!

  3. 3

    First I would make sauteed vegetables or potatoes or chocolate sauce!

  4. 4
    Oana says:

    Chicken curry would be the first thing to do in this wonderful cookware :)

  5. 5
    Camisgirl4 says:

    I’d make mac and cheese with tomatoes and sausage.

  6. 6
    corinne says:

    Based off what I’m in the mood for right now, I’d cook up some meatballs in it, then add spaghetti and sauce and let it get all crispy…

  7. 7
    Rebecca L says:

    That is a beautiful pan!! I would love to make macaroni and cheese, it’s my favorite comfort food!

  8. 8
    Shawna says:

    I think I would try this recipe first.

  9. 9
    Jiwon says:

    This is a great recipe — I would try this!

  10. 10
    Pam Lyon says:

    Mac and Chz with Ham and Broccoli!!!

  11. 11

    Wow, the ragout looks amazing!!

  12. 12
  13. 13
    Bethany B. says:

    A pan like this would be such a treat! Would love using it for my husband’s favorite… hamburger steak!

  14. 14

    What a great giveaway! :-)

  15. 15
    Jill says:

    I just discovered your site and your recipes, everything, look amazing! YUM!

  16. 16
    Amanda says:

    Oh man! This recipe looks perfect for a quick dinner party I’m hosting (tomorrow, gulp).

  17. 17
    Katie says:

    I love my Calphalon skillets!

  18. 18
    Katie says:

    I love my Calphalon skillets! I could use some more sizes, though :)

  19. 19
    Koren says:

    I’d make penne with vodka cream sauce!

  20. 20

    I’m going to try this recipe! Thanks!

  21. 21
    Kayley says:

    I LOVE one pot cooking! Definitely going to add this one to the list for an easy post-holiday meal.

  22. 22
    Mellisa W says:

    Hillbilly spaghetti pie.

  23. 23

    This looks GORGEOUS ! I’m going to try this, this week end. Thank you 😉

  24. 24
    Whitney says:

    Can’t wait to try this!

  25. 25
    Lee W says:

    Recipe and pan both look great!

  26. 26
    Katie says:

    That looks wonderful!

  27. 27
    Jessica G. says:

    My goodness that looks mouthwatering good!

  28. 28
    Jeffrey says:

    Very nice looking dish, nice and hearty. It would be great this winter after spending the day working outside in the cold. I would love to switch my Calphalon pans over to stainless, the nonstick pans are on their last “leg”!

  29. 29
    Sarah R says:

    Love my one calphalon skillet, I already asked santa for more!

  30. 30
    Jacqui says:

    Thanks for a fabulous giveaway!!

  31. 31

    Ooooo I want it! I’d make everything and anything and everything and everything!

  32. 32
    Michelle F says:

    That recipe looks great! I would love some Calphalon pots and pans!

  33. 33

    This recipe looks delicious! :) I could totally use new pots and pans!

  34. 34
    Rebecca T. says:

    That looks yum!

  35. 35
    Allison C says:

    I would give this to my mom. She is in desperate need of new pots and pans. It is so bad that I had to go out and buy a cheap pot from Target when I was at home last because I refused to use her “non-stick” that was really worn. I told her of the potential dangers, but it didn’t seem to sink in. I would guess she would make omelets or wild rice soup as she makes those often.

  36. 36
    Sarah G says:

    My pots and pans have taken a beating, and I could really use some new ones. I love the brown bits in the pan after cooking the chicken, mmmm.

  37. 37
    TaraO says:

    Mmmm, your chicken recipe looks delicious! I’m definitely going to make this.

  38. 38
    danielle says:

    I could really use this! Have a great Thanksgiving.

  39. 39
    AnnMarie says:

    Oh you make that look so easy and delicious!

  40. 40
    Kristin says:

    I will have to try this out! And of course would love new pans!

  41. 41
    Meg says:

    This looks amazing!

  42. 42
    Megan J says:

    I think I would try THIS recipe first! Looks delicious!

  43. 43
    Marie says:

    A girl can never have too many pots and pans. Dish looks fabulous!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  44. 44
    Lisa says:

    Wow that Chicken looks good…and new pans would look just as good!

  45. 45

    Risotto. I absolutely love risotto and would put together some homemade!

  46. 46
    Jessica Hackman says:

    those pans are gorgeous! So pretty. I could make a mountain of chicken parmesean in them

  47. 47
    Amber Maddux says:

    I love Calphalon – great giveaway!!!!

  48. 48
    Kate says:

    Something from your new cookbook perhaps :)

  49. 49
    Missy P says:

    I would love a new set of pans…and these are pretty!

  50. 50
    Jenny says:

    What a great giveaway! Calphalon products are my favorite!

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