Braised chicken and artichokes

Braised chicken and artichokes

9 ratings

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„This recipe is perfect for a hearty weekend dinner—the artichokes make the sauce incredibly rich and creamy.“

Difficulty

Medium 👍
45
min.
Preparation
30
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-6+
1⅓ kg
chicken thighs (bone-in)
3
artichokes
lemons (divided)
1 tbsp
olive oil
4 cloves
garlic
220 g
cherry tomatoes
1 tsp
red pepper flakes
230 ml
white wine (dry)
125 g
olives (pitted)
10 g
rosemary
10 g
oregano
20 g
butter
salt
pepper
oregano for garnish
Metric
Imperial
  • 1⅓ kg chicken thighs (bone-in)
  • 3  artichokes
  • 1½  lemons (divided)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 220 g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 230 ml white wine (dry)
  • 125 g olives (pitted)
  • 10 g rosemary
  • 10 g oregano
  • 20 g butter
  • salt
  • pepper
  • oregano for garnish

Utensils

  • tongs
  • oven
  • citrus press
  • large bowl
  • large ovenproof frying pan with lid
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • paper towel

Enjoy with

Pinot Grigio, Lombardy
A dry Pinot Grigio with a citrusy finish is the ideal pairing for the warm flavors of this dish.

Nutrition per serving

Cal
573
Protein
59g
Fat
30g
Carb
5g

Step 1/4

Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F. Add juice of half of lemon  to a large bowl of water. Remove outer leaves of artichokes until you reach the pale yellow center, periodically dipping the artichoke into the lemon water to prevent browning. Peel base and stem of artichoke, then slice off the top third of the artichoke leaves. Slice in half, then use a spoon to scoop out the fuzzy center and purple prickly leaves. Slice halves into thirds. Peel and crush garlic, slice other half of lemon, and halve tomatoes.
  • 3 artichokes
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 clove garlic
  • 220 cherry tomatoes
  • oven
  • citrus press
  • large bowl
  • cutting board
  • knife

Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F. Add juice of half of lemon to a large bowl of water. Remove outer leaves of artichokes until you reach the pale yellow center, periodically dipping the artichoke into the lemon water to prevent browning. Peel base and stem of artichoke, then slice off the top third of the artichoke leaves. Slice in half, then use a spoon to scoop out the fuzzy center and purple prickly leaves. Slice halves into thirds. Peel and crush garlic, slice other half of lemon, and halve tomatoes.

Step 2/4

Pat chicken legs dry with a paper towel, then season with salt and pepper. Heat a large ovenproof frying pan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and chicken and cook until browned on all sides. Transfer to a plate.
  • 1⅓ kg chicken thighs (bone in)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • tongs
  • large ovenproof frying pan with lid
  • paper towel

Pat chicken legs dry with a paper towel, then season with salt and pepper. Heat a large ovenproof frying pan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and chicken and cook until browned on all sides. Transfer to a plate.

Step 3/4

Add artichokes and garlic to the same pan and sauté until golden brown. Add tomatoes and red pepper flakes and stir for approx. 1 more min. Deglaze with wine, then add olives, rosemary, and oregano. Return chicken to pan, top with lemon slices, and bring to a simmer. Cover pan with lid and transfer to oven. Cook at 190°C/375°F until chicken is cooked through and tender, approx. 30 min.
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 230 ml white wine (dry)
  • 125 olives (pitted)
  • 10 rosemary
  • 10 oregano
  • tongs
  • oven

Add artichokes and garlic to the same pan and sauté until golden brown. Add tomatoes and red pepper flakes and stir for approx. 1 more min. Deglaze with wine, then add olives, rosemary, and oregano. Return chicken to pan, top with lemon slices, and bring to a simmer. Cover pan with lid and transfer to oven. Cook at 190°C/375°F until chicken is cooked through and tender, approx. 30 min.

Step 4/4

Transfer chicken to a plate, then return pan to stove and simmer sauce over medium-high heat until thickened slightly, approx. 3 min. Stir in butter. Return chicken to pan and season to taste with more lemon juice, salt, and pepper, if desired. Garnish with oregano. Enjoy!
  • 20 butter
  • salt
  • pepper
  • ½ lemon (juice)
  • oregano for garnish

Transfer chicken to a plate, then return pan to stove and simmer sauce over medium-high heat until thickened slightly, approx. 3 min. Stir in butter. Return chicken to pan and season to taste with more lemon juice, salt, and pepper, if desired. Garnish with oregano. Enjoy!