Braised Ligurian Chicken

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

Requires few ingredients and full of profound flavors.Don't fear the anchovies! They dissolve in the sauce, and add a complexity to the flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Add chicken pieces and toss until evenly coated.
  3. Place a large flameproof casserole dish over medium-high heat, and heat olive oil.
  4. Add chicken pieces, and fry until golden underneath, about 5 minutes.
  5. Turn chicken, and add rosemary and garlic.
  6. Continue to fry until garlic is softened but not colored, about 3 minutes.
  7. Add wine.
  8. When it comes to a boil, add anchovies, olives and tomatoes.
  9. Partly cover pan, and reduce heat to medium low.
  10. Simmer until chicken is cooked and tender, and broth is reduced to a rich sauce, approx 45 minutes.
  11. To serve, discard rosemary sprigs, and season well with salt and pepper to taste.
  12. Place a piece or two of chicken on each plate, and top with a spoonful of sauce.
  13. Serve with pasta or potatoes.


Most Helpful

Very easy to make. The aroma of the rosemary and garlic is terrific, and the whole dish is outstanding, definately a "keeper" as my DH says. I cut way back on the oil, and substituted canned tomatoes and anchovy paste.

Annie V August 26, 2004

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