1/2 Photos of Braised Chicken Thighs With Bell Peppers, Olives and Tomatoes
This used what I have on hand, it has been tweaked a bit from the original recipe in Martha Stewart Living, March 2004. Although this uses 10 cloves of garlic, crushed whole garlic isn't as strong as chopped or minced garlic. Supposedly the tomatoes in canned whole tomatoes are of better quality than those used for canned crushed tomatoes, but sometimes every minute counts. You may use fresh tomatoes, but you may want to add more salt to suit your taste preference. Serve over pasta or rice. (Served over whole wheat pasta.)
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- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
- kosher salt, to taste
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 yellow bell peppers, seeds and ribs removed, thinly sliced lengthwise julienne-style
- 2 red bell peppers, seeds and ribs removed, thinly sliced lengthwise julienne-style
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced (about 3/4 cup)
- 10 garlic cloves, crushed with the flat side of a knife blade
- 28 ounces canned whole tomatoes or 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
- 1/4 cup Spanish olives, pitted and quartered
- 1 dried bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 cup water
- salt, to taste
- black pepper, to taste
- 1In a Dutch oven (5-quart pot with a tight-fitting lid), warm oil over medium heat.
- 2Season chicken with salt and pepper, and cook until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
- 3Add bell peppers, onion, and garlic to pot; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5-7 minutes.
- 4If using whole tomatoes, gently crush tomatoes with your hands; add them to the pot along with their juice. If using canned crushed tomatoes, empty can into pot.
- 5Add the pitted and quartered olives, the bay leaf, paprika, thyme, and water to the pot. Bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- 6Return chicken to pot; reduce heat. Simmer, partially covered, until chicken is falling-apart tender, about 30-45 minutes.
- 7Discard bay leaf, serve hot over cooked pasta or rice.
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Nutritional Facts for Braised Chicken Thighs With Bell Peppers, Olives and Tomatoes
Serving Size: 1 (624 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 424.6
- Calories from Fat 127
- Total Fat 14.2 g
- Saturated Fat 3.0 g
- Cholesterol 141.6 mg
- Sodium 575.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 41.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 11.7 g
- Sugars 8.5 g
- Protein 39.4 g