Braised Chicken Recipe

April 25, 2023
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Photo by Luna Regina
  • Prep time 7 minutes
  • Cook time 35 minutes
  • Serves 4
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Make a restaurant-worthy meal full of homemade warmth with this easy braised chicken recipe that needs nothing more than pantry staples.

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What You'll Need
  • 18 ounces skin-on bone-in chicken thighs
  • 20 ounces baby potato, halved
  • 2 ounces lemon, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 ounces shallot, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 3/4 cup unsalted chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  1. Microwave the Potatoes: In a microwave-safe bowl, put 20 oz baby potato, cover with a cling wrap, and microwave for 12 minutes.
  2. Slice the Chicken: Make a few shallow incisions across the length of 18 oz boneless chicken thighs.
  3. Season the Chicken: Dry-rub 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, and 1/4 tsp salt all over the chicken thighs.
  4. Pan-sear the Chicken: In a skillet over small heat, sear the chicken for 10 minutes with 1 tbsp olive oil. Start with the skin side down first.
  5. Pan-sear the Potatoes: Remove the chicken when done then put the potatoes in with the skin side up and pan-sear them for 7 minutes.
  6. Add the Remaining Ingredients: Add 2 minced garlic cloves, 2 oz shallot, 3/4 cup unsalted chicken broth, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1 tbsp unsalted butter to the skillet.
  7. Put the Chicken Back In: Put the chicken back into the skillet, close the lid, then let everything simmer on small heat for 15 minutes.
  8. Add the Lemon & Parsley: Add 2 oz lemon to the pan then garnish with 2 tbsp parsley.
  9. Serve: Transfer the food onto serving plates and serve hot.

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