Italian Braised Chicken

December 14, 2017 • 0 comments

Italian Braised Chicken
Break down a whole chicken yourself (not as hard as it sounds!), or pick up some breasts and legs for this easy Italian chicken dish.
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  • Servings: 3-4


From NY Times cooking:


2 heaping tablespoons flour
 Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 4-pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
4 to 5 fresh rosemary sprigs
6 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
1 ½ cups white wine
4 anchovy fillets (optional)
½ cup calamata olives (with pits)
3 ripe plum tomatoes, halved, seeded and coarsely chopped


In a large bowl, combine flour with salt and pepper to taste. Add chicken pieces and toss until evenly coated.

Place a large flameproof casserole dish over medium-high heat, and heat olive oil. Add chicken pieces, and fry until golden underneath, about 5 minutes (Fry in batches if your pan isn't large enough to accommodate all of the chicken without crowding). Turn chicken, and add rosemary and garlic. Continue to fry until garlic is softened but not colored, about 3 minutes. Add wine. When it comes to a boil, add anchovies, olives and tomatoes.

Partly cover pan, and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer until chicken is cooked and tender, and broth is reduced to a rich sauce, 15 to 20 minutes. To serve, discard rosemary sprigs, and season well with salt and pepper to taste. Place a piece or two of chicken on each plate, and top with a spoonful of sauce.

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