Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins
This recipe is in Fine Cooking 101 Tips magazine. It is simple and delicious! When I make it for guests they think I'm an awesome cook! The description says it serves 4, but I always have left overs. This is great served with mashed potatoes. (Note in place of vegetable oil, I use coconut oil)
- 8 small cipolline onions
- 4 bone-in skin-on medium chicken thighs
- 4 chicken drumsticks
- kosher salt
- finely ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 8 medium cremini mushrooms, trimmed and halved
- 3 slices bacon, chopped
- 1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 3 large fresh thyme sprigs
- 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
- Position rack in center of oven.Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees.
- Bring a 2-qt. saucepan of water to a boil. Drop in the onions and blanch them for 1 minute.
- Drain in a colander, then shower with cold water to stop the cooking.
- Peel the onions, leaving enough fo the root end intact.
- Season the chicken pieces generously with salt and pepper.
- In a straight-sided 10 inch ovenproof saute pan with a lid, heat oil over medium-high heat until very hot. Arrange the chicken pieces skin side down in the pan (it will be crowed), cover with a splatter screen.
- Cook until deeply browned, about 5 minutes. Turn pieces over and cook until other sides are deeply browned, 3-5 minutes.
- Transfer chicken to plate and pour out fat.
- Set pan over medium heat. Add onions, mushrooms, bacon and carrot to the pand and cook until the bacon is crisp and the vegetables are browned, 8-10 minutes.
- Add the wine ant thyme sprigs and bring to a boil, scraping the browned bits from the bottom.
- Boil unitl the wine has ruecued to 1/2 cup, about 5 minutes.
- Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil.
- Return the chicken pieces to the pan and cover.
- Transfer to the oven and braise until the chicken is fork-tender and the drumstick meat starts to come away from the bone, about 45 to 50 minutes.
- With a slotted spoon, transfer everything to a serving dish and keep warm by covering loosely with foil.
- Discard the thyme sprigs.
- Skim off as much fat as possible from the sauce.
- Bring the sauce to a boil over medium high heat, then simmer until slightly thicken, about 5 minutes.
- Pour the sauce over the chicken and sprinkle with thyme leaves and serve.