February 13, 2017

Elegant & Easy Braised Chicken & Vegetables

25 min

Skip the crowded restaurants this Valentine’s Day and opt for a romantic dinner for two at home. This rich, dark meat recipe will delight the palate and capture the heart of your Valentine.

Total Time: about 25 minutes

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: about 20 minutes

 

Serves: 2

Level: Easy

 

Ingredients

2 chicken quarters

1 cup green onions, roughly chopped

3 cloves garlic, crushed

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 lb golden petite potatoes, halved

Handful of mini sweet peppers, stems and seeds removed

1/2 cup white wine

1/2 cup chicken broth

2 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

Microgreens for garnish

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  1. Rinse chicken quarters and pat dry with paper towel. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  1. Heat a Dutch oven or oven-safe pan on the stove over medium heat. Add olive oil to the pan and sear chicken with skin side down for 4 minutes
  1. Gently flip chicken pieces over. Add crushed garlic and 1 tablespoon of butter. Cook for an additional 4 minutes. Remove chicken pieces from the pan and set aside.
  1. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the pan and cook green onions and potato halves until potatoes are golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side.
  1. Add remaining ingredients and chicken pieces to the pan and place in the oven. Cook for 10-12 minutes. Serve chicken on a bed of vegetables and wine broth. Garnish with microgreens.

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