Jacques Pepin's Chicken Thighs

Recipe by Pesto lover
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 175F.
  • Cut extra skin and fat off each thigh. Cut a 1/2 " slit into meat on either side of the bone, so that chicken will cook faster and evenly.
  • Season thighs with 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp of pepper.
  • Place chicken into non-stick skillet, skin side down, on high heat.
  • When chicken starts to sizzle, cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 16-18 minutes. If browning too quickly after 10 minutes, reduce heat to low.
  • Transfer chicken, skin side up, to a heat proof platter and place in oven to keep warm. Pepin recommends keeping your serving plates in the oven so that they will be warm when you plate the chicken.
  • Remove all but 2 tbsp of fat from the skillet. Add onions, garlic and mushrooms. Cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper and white wine. If any liquid has accumulated on the platter in the oven, add that liquid to the pan.
  • Cook over high heat for 1 minute, to reduce the liquid a bit.
  • Divide the mushroom mixture between 4 plates. Place one piece of chicken on top and garnish with chives to serve.
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