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    Chicken thighs with olives and basil

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    35 mins

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    1. 1
      Season the chicken with half the salt, and a good grinding of black pepper.
    2. 2
      Heat the oil in a large, heavy based frying pan over moderately high heat.
    3. 3
      Brown the chicken well on both sides, about 8 minutes in total; remove.
    4. 4
      Reduce the heat to medium and and the onion and garlic; cook for about 5 minutes, until the onion starts to soften.
    5. 5
      Add the rosemary and wine and bring to a simmer, scraping any brown bits from the bottom.
    6. 6
      Boil for 1-2 minutes, until the wine is reduced by half.
    7. 7
      Add the broth, tomatoes, olives the remaining salt and the chicken, skin side up, along with any juices.
    8. 8
      Cover and simmer for about 25 minutes or until the chicken is just done.
    9. 9
      Push the chicken to the side of the pan, crush the garlic with a fork and stir in the basil an another grinding of black pepper.
    10. 10
      Reheat for a minute and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 04, 2011


      Tried this recipe last night for supper...fabulous! I added capers, near the end of the main simmering stage (had them on hand and needed to use them up!), and that added a nice touch. I also substituted basil paste (the minced kind in a tube, found in the fruit & veg section of the refrigerated produce section of the grocery store) as I had no fresh basil available. All in all, wonderful and I will definitely make it again!

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    • on March 10, 2011


      this is great - use kalamata olives ..every time I bring this to work for lunch everyone wants the recipe

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    • on October 20, 2010


      This recipe is Phenomenal! The chicken was very moist. I used fresh tomatoes instead of canned. The garlic was great in that it was like a roasted garlic that was soft and really good tasting. I simmered the chicken for longer -- 1 hour. But I put it on low and added more broth, wine so the taste will permeate throughout. Next time I will make it with rice to soak up more of the juices. My husband talked about this chicken dinner all night. THANK YOU! Definitely a family favorite.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken thighs with olives and basil

    Serving Size: 1 (276 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 513.7
    Calories from Fat 303
    Total Fat 33.7 g
    Saturated Fat 8.7 g
    Cholesterol 157.9 mg
    Sodium 825.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
    Sugars 4.4 g
    Protein 35.1 g

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