Braised Chicken Thighs With Bell Peppers, Olives and Tomatoes

"This used what I have on hand, it has been tweaked a bit from the original recipe in Martha Stewart Living, March 2004. Although this uses 10 cloves of garlic, crushed whole garlic isn't as strong as chopped or minced garlic. Supposedly the tomatoes in canned whole tomatoes are of better quality than those used for canned crushed tomatoes, but sometimes every minute counts. You may use fresh tomatoes, but you may want to add more salt to suit your taste preference. Serve over pasta or rice. (Served over whole wheat pasta.)"
 
Braised Chicken Thighs With Bell Peppers, Olives and Tomatoes created by KateL
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  • In a Dutch oven (5-quart pot with a tight-fitting lid), warm oil over medium heat.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper, and cook until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
  • Add bell peppers, onion, and garlic to pot; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  • If using whole tomatoes, gently crush tomatoes with your hands; add them to the pot along with their juice. If using canned crushed tomatoes, empty can into pot.
  • Add the pitted and quartered olives, the bay leaf, paprika, thyme, and water to the pot. Bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Return chicken to pot; reduce heat. Simmer, partially covered, until chicken is falling-apart tender, about 30-45 minutes.
  • Discard bay leaf, serve hot over cooked pasta or rice.
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  1. Home Chef in Traini
    This is a very tasty recipe which is pretty simple. It's pretty much sausage and peppers with chicken instead. I made just a few changes: I thawed 2 each of boneless skinless chicken breasts and thighs. I seasoned the chicken with a little homemade dry Italian seasoning mix (find the copycat recipe of Good Seasons mix is here: http://www.food.com/recipe/italian-dressing-seasoning-dry-mix-63812 ), omitted the olives (I don't like them), and seasoned the dish with the Italian Dressing mix, a bit of salt and pepper. It was perfect over steamed white rice! This is definitely a keeper for those nights you're not in the mood to spend a lot of time on dinner. Keep this recipe in your back pocket!
     
  2. Home Chef in Traini
    This is a very tasty recipe which is pretty simple. It's pretty much sausage and peppers with chicken instead. I made just a few changes: I thawed 2 each of boneless skinless chicken breasts and thighs. I seasoned the chicken with a little homemade dry Italian seasoning mix (find the copycat recipe of Good Seasons mix is here: http://www.food.com/recipe/italian-dressing-seasoning-dry-mix-63812 ), omitted the olives (I don't like them), and seasoned the dish with the Italian Dressing mix, a bit of salt and pepper. It was perfect over steamed white rice! This is definitely a keeper for those nights you're not in the mood to spend a lot of time on dinner. Keep this recipe in your back pocket!
     
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  4. threeovens
    Very good recipe. This is an easy meal that you do not have to watch too closely; it practically cooks itself!
     
  5. NurseJaney
    Forgot I had made this before -- and did it again !! Started early afternoon and let the chicken and veggies simmer for almost 2 hours. Fell right off the bone ! Served over rice with roasted broccoli -- and have leftovers for another meal ! Love it that way ! Thanks, Kate, for a great repeater !<br/><br/>Had skin on/bone in thighs -- which I think are more flavorful, and already made stewed tomatoes from the garden. Pretty much followed the recipe, but let it simmer 90 minutes. Did use lemon pepper, as Sydney Mike suggested, and herbal salt. have more chicken for another night and some tasty sauce to serve with pasta. Thanks for posting, KateL.
     
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