Chicken Provencal With Star Anise

Recipe by Nolita_Food
READY IN: 2hrs




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Blanch onions in pot of boiling water 2 minutes.
  • Use slotted spoon, transfer onions to bowl of ice water, cool for 5 minutes, drain and peel.
  • Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large ovenproof pot over high heat.
  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Work in batches, sear chicken until golden brown, abotu 12 minutes each batch, transfer chicken to plate.
  • Drain all but 3 tbsp of dripping, add remaining oil, mushroom, onions and saute for 7 minutes.
  • Add star anise, bay leaves and garlic, saute for 3 minutes.
  • Add wine and tomatoes, boil until sauce is reduced by half, stir in chicken broth and return chicken to pot.
  • press to submerge.
  • Cover pot and place in oven for about 1 hour.
  • Transfer chicken to plate, tent with foil to keep warm.
  • Boil sauce until reduced to about 7 cups.
  • Mix butter and flour in a small bowl then gradually whisk the mixture into sauce.
  • Simmer until thickens.
  • Add olives, season with salt and pepper, add chicken back to heat through then serve.