Braised Ligurian Chicken

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Treven

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.

Top Review by Annie V

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.

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.

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