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Corsican Chicken Recipe

Corsican Chicken Recipe

Moist and tender chicken thighs make a delicious hot entree for winter months. Just add a salad and a lemon dessert. I set the table with warm, sunny Mediterranean shades and patterns that look gorgeous with this colorful meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4-1/2 hours YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons herbes de Provence
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, julienned
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef consomme, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup dry vermouth or orange juice
  • 1/2 cup pitted Greek olives, quartered
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons diced pimientos
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the butter, herbes de Provence, salt, garlic and pepper; rub over chicken.
  • 2. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the onion, tomatoes, consomme and vermouth. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken is no longer pink. Add olives and orange peel. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes.
  • 3. Remove chicken to a serving platter; keep warm. Remove meat and vegetables to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil.
  • 4. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Pour over chicken. Sprinkle with basil, pimientos and parsley. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Editor's Note: Look for herbes de Provence in the spice aisle.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 287 calories, 16 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 89 mg cholesterol, 808 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.