This was in our local newspaper. I had all the ingredients on hand, so I tried it. It was a hit! It is very tasty, and goes well with pasta and a salad.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 lbs bone-in chicken pieces (thighs or full legs, or a whole chicken, cut up)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 large garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 6 ounces marinated artichokes, halves
- 1 small zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1⁄2 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1⁄2 cup black olives, pitted and halved
- Remove and discard skin and any excess fat from chicken. Moderately sprinkle both sides of each chicken piece with salt, pepper, and paprika. Heat olive oil in a large non-stick skillet and add half the chicken pieces and cook, turning pieces until golden brown, for 4 to 6 minutes. Remove to a plate and repeat with remaining chicken.
- Reduce heat to medium-low and add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, vinegar, Italian seasoning, and basil. Bring mixture to a boil.
- Nestle chicken pieces into tomato mixture in the pan, reduce heat and simmer uncovered, turning chicken occasionally. Cook for about 20-30 minutes. Chicken is fully cooked when juices run clear.
- Stir in artichokes and zucchini, cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until zucchini is barely tender.
- Stir in parsley and olives, and serve over your pasta of choice.