No Thanks
Let

Keep In Touch With MarthaStewart.com

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Braised Chicken Thighs

Although this recipe calls for ten cloves of garlic, the finished dish will taste just right because crushed whole garlic isn't as strong as chopped or minced.

  • prep: 20 mins
    total time: 1 hour
  • servings: 4

advertisement

advertisement

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 bell peppers (yellow and red), seeds and ribs removed, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 10 garlic cloves, crushed with the flat side of a knife blade
  • 1 can (28 ounces) whole tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup Spanish green olives, pitted and quartered
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

Cook's Note

To prepare bell peppers, trim the stem end. With stem end down, cut off sides, leaving ribs and seeds intact. This makes it easy to discard seeds and ribs and to thinly slice the pepper into strips.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a Dutch oven (5-quart pot with a tight-fitting lid), warm oil over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper, and cook until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

  2. Step 2

    Add bell peppers, onion, and garlic to pot; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Gently crush tomatoes with your hands; add them to the pot along with their juice, the olives, bay leaf, paprika, thyme, and 1/2 cup water; bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Step 3

    Return chicken to pot; reduce heat. Simmer, partially covered, until chicken is falling-apart tender, 30 to 45 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Serve hot.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, March 2004

advertisement

advertisement

Reviews (3)

  • 6 Dec, 2011

    Really good. I used a second can of tomatoes and more chicken than was called for. Served it over basmati rice. Wonderful color on the plate.. and everyone loved it.

  • 15 Mar, 2009

    Very good,makes alot of sauce so have some garlic bread or spaghetti to soak it up!
    I added half of a fennel bulb sliced to the onion . The added flavor made this dish
    a keeper for me.

  • 20 Jul, 2008

    Really yummy, simple dish. A great staple to have in the rotation.