Braised Chicken W/Celery and Garlic (New Coq Au Vin)

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Total Time
25 mins
25 mins

Simple and delicious. Serve with your favorite mashed potatoes. Gourmet

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  1. Pat chicken dry and season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers.
  3. Sear chicken, skin side down, in 2 batches until golden brown (do not turn), 3 to 5 minutes, then transfer to a plate.
  4. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat from skillet.
  5. Cook garlic and celery in skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until golden and just beginning to soften, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add wine and boil, uncovered, until reduced by about half, 3 to 5 minutes.
  7. Add water and bring to a simmer.
  8. Return chicken, skin side up, to skillet and simmer, partially covered, until cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with parsley.