Chicken Thighs Braised in White Wine
- 8 bone-in skinless chicken thighs (about 2 3/4 pounds)
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 lemon, cut into 8 thin slices, plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon cold butter, cut into pieces
- 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
- Cooked rice, for serving (optional)
In a 12-inch skillet with a tight-fitting lid, arrange thighs, bone side up; season with salt and pepper. Add garlic, wine, and thyme. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook, 30 minutes.
Turn chicken over. Place a lemon slice on each piece; cover and continue simmering until tender, about 15 minutes. Leaving garlic and liquid in skillet, transfer chicken and lemon slices to a platter. Cover tightly with foil to keep warm.
Bring liquid in skillet to a boil; cook until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat. Add butter, parsley, and lemon juice; stir until butter has softened and sauce is smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Serve chicken with sauce and, if desired, rice.