Braising involves the same basic steps as stewing but uses less liquid. The result: golden pieces of chicken with a flavorful sauce. For even browning, use a heavy pan, like a cast-iron skillet or a Dutch oven.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high until hot but not smoking, about 1 minute. Season chicken with salt. Swirl oil in skillet. Working in batches if needed, add chicken, skin side down, and brown on one side, about 5 minutes.

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  • Turn chicken, skin side up, and add scallions, olives, and orange zest and juice to skillet. Transfer to oven and cook until chicken is cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.

Reviews (5)

59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 14
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2018
This is one of my FAVORITEST recipes from "Everyday Foods!" I've made it countless times for myself, for friends who've had surgery or are going thru a rough stretch, for company,for my parents. It ALWAYS receives rave reviews!!!
Rating: Unrated
07/03/2011
a- delicious, simple recipe
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02/13/2011
It turned out a little salty so I would either go easier on the salt or leave out the olives.
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11/25/2009
Very tasty, and easy to make. My guests loved it.
Rating: Unrated
07/12/2009
I tried this recipe yesterday for the first time and while I didn't have any scallions, it still turned out great.