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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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Eclectic Recipes  Thai- Basil Pork Stir Fry
Recipe Girl Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Apple Bacon Pan Sauce
Aggie’s Kitchen Spicy Fish Wraps
Good Life Eats Sauteed Garlic- Bacon Green Beans
Family Fresh Cooking Pumpkin Mac n’ Cheese
Baked Bree Steak au Poivre Sandwiches

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. 51
    Cortney B. says:

    I need new pans SO bad!!

  2. 52
    Leah B says:

    I would love some new Calphalon pans and the fact that I can customize the set is amazing. Keeping my fingers crossed!

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    marisa says:

    Looks tasty! Could use some nonstick pans.

  5. 55
    Mary O says:

    I would cook this recipe. It looks so yummy!!!

  6. 56
    Katherine R. says:

    I absolutely cannot wait to try this! One pot meals are the BEST! Looks incredible! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. 57
    Kelly says:

    I need new pots and pans and your cookbook for new recipes to try!

  8. 58
    annabelle says:

    I would enjoy cooking in this, maybe a tomato sauce for pizza, or making caramel from scratch to put over my apple cakes, yummy.

  9. 59
    Crystal says:

    I would LOVE to win this–I need some new pans!

  10. 60
    Craig says:

    I would use this fantastic pan to make some slow braised beef short ribs and use the fond with a good hearty French red wine to create a wonderful pan sauce. I would serve it with oven roasted red potatoes & some steamed broccoli.

  11. 61
    Kati says:

    I will for sure give this recipe a try, I always have those items on hand. easy and yummy!! I have been eyeing a new set of pans recently, this would be AWESOME!!!!

  12. 62
    Abby says:

    I’d make sausage gravy for biscuits on a cold Saturday morning!

  13. 63
    shaunie w says:

    I love to cook so this will come in handy and will use the chicken recipe in this blog

  14. 64
    Rachel says:

    I love Calphalon!

  15. 65
    Hilary A. says:

    I don’t own any nice pans, so it would be fabulous to win!
    x Hilary
    hilary . l . adams @ gmail . com

  16. 66
    Brandy says:

    These are amazing pots!

  17. 67
    Christina says:

    Looks good! Your recipes are always amazing.

  18. 68
    Maria Malaveci says:

    I would love to make the recipe that is posted. Looks delicious!

  19. 69
    Elin says:

    This recipe looks awesome. It’s being bookmarked for after Thanksgiving usage.

  20. 70
    Amanda says:

    What a great Christmas present for a new start!

  21. 71
    stacy says:

    so much to make and so little time! I still love to make eggs for dinner….so I just love a good egg pan!!!!

  22. 72
    Miranda says:

    I’d love to make spaghetti sauce in these pans

  23. 73

    Love your new set of pans – and the chicken looks super tasty too!

  24. 74

    OMG I’m sooo hungry for that chicken now!

  25. 75
    Heather H. says:

    This looks really yummy, thanks for the giveaway!

  26. 76

    This ragout looks wonderful!

  27. 77
    Jamie says:

    If I had that pan, I’d make my husband’s favorite italian pork chops! Brown pork chops on either side and then smother with pasta sauce and cook until done. Top with mozz cheese and you’re good to go! And I’d serve it with a side homemade risotto :)

  28. 78
    Kim Henrichs says:

    YUM! Definitely making this!

  29. 79
    Kari says:

    I’ve never made ragout before. May try this. Does it make it NOT ragout if I put Italian seasoning in it?

  30. 80
    Brenna Nelson says:

    I would make some yummy soup!

  31. 81
    Amy says:

    This would be wonderful! I might just have to try a new recipe!

  32. 82
    Megan Brawner says:

    Chicken and dumplings! I love how deep the pot is for making soups/stews

  33. 83
    Ashley says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to get the 5 qt roaster!

  34. 84
    Amanda says:

    I’d make some bubbly, gooey mac ‘n cheese!

  35. 85
    Liza says:

    What a fabulous giveaway, I need to get some bigger pots and pans to accommodate my growing family :)

  36. 86
    Janel says:

    Looks Delicious!!

  37. 87
    Angie McDougall says:

    I would make stuffed flank steak. It stuck to my last non-stick pan and ruined it so badly I had to throw it away.

  38. 88
    Craig says:

    If I won this pan, the first thing I would do is braise some short ribs and then finish in the oven. I would use the pan fond along with a full-bodied French red wine to make a nice pan sauce. I would serve with roasted red potatoes & steamed broccoli. (Sorry if this shows up twice, but my power went out as I hit submit the first time. I don’t see my first post here, but if there is a delay, this may show up twice.)

  39. 89
    Wini B. says:

    That looks wonderful! I will have to try it this weekend.

  40. 90
    Pam says:

    This chicken recipe looks so yummy! We’ve got family coming into town tonight. I might have to try it tonight!

  41. 91
    Shelly says:

    This chicken looks delicious!

  42. 92
    Shelly J says:

    Would love to get some Calphalon!

  43. 93
    Lynda M. says:

    Looks delish! Can’t wait to give it a try. Happy Thanksgiving!

  44. 94
    Brittany C says:

    Such a great giveaway! Thanks!

  45. 95
    Gwyn says:

    Such an amazing giveaway!! I love their products.

  46. 96
    judy cooper says:

    What an easy recipe…. sounds yummy

  47. 97

    Thanks for the amazing opportunity! I have one Calphalon piece in my arsenal and it’s by far my favorite. To have the chance to add on to make a set? Incredible! XO

  48. 98
    Monica R says:

    Calphalon pans are awesome! I would love to create meals for my kids using them!

  49. 99
    Betty Pierson says:

    Fried chicken for me! Yum!

  50. 100
    shadams54 says:

    The pan looks fantastic! I would love to make an omelet or some meatballs with sauce using this pan. My favorite marinara is Victoria’s – close to homemade. Yum!

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