Double-Duty Chicken with Olives & Artichokes
My grandmother came from the region around Seville, Spain, where olives and red wine are produced. Those ingredients get starring roles in her scrumptious chicken. —Suzette Zara, Scottsdale, Arizona
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours
Makes4 servings plus leftovers
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 8 bone-in chicken thighs (3 pounds), skin removed if desired
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
- 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed quartered artichoke hearts, drained
- 1/2 cup pimiento-stuffed olives
- 1 bay leaf
- 1-1/2 cups orange juice
- 3/4 cup chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- In a shallow bowl, mix flour, garlic salt and pepper. Dip chicken thighs in flour mixture to coat both sides; shake off excess. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. In batches, brown chicken on both sides. Transfer to a 4-qt. slow cooker.
- Sprinkle garlic, lemon zest, thyme and rosemary over chicken. Top with artichoke hearts, olives and bay leaf. In a bowl, mix orange juice, broth and honey; pour over top. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender. Remove bay leaf.
- Reserve four chicken thighs for Double-Duty Chicken & Feta Spinach Salad; cover and refrigerate. To serve remaining chicken, mix gremolata ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle over chicken and artichoke mixture.
Nutrition Facts1 chicken thigh with 1/4 cup artichoke mixture and 1 tablespoon gremolata: 434 calories, 21g fat (4g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 971mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.
Originally published as Cabernet Chicken with Olives and Artichokes in Simple & Delicious June/July 2016