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Braised Chicken with Prunes, Olives, and Capers

Makes: 6 servings

This dish is a delicious combination of sweet and savory. It’s a distinctive recipe that defines our style of cooking: simple and rustic, yet sophisticated. Serve with mashed potatoes or buttered egg noodles for a comforting winter dinner.

Instructions

For the marinade:

  1. 1In a large bowl combine the chicken with the garlic, herbs, Armagnac, red wine vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper. Mix gently, cover, and marinate overnight. The next day, remove the chicken from the marinade and discard the marinade.
  2. 2Heat the oven to 350°F.

For the braise:

  1. 1Heat the oil in a large, shallow roasting pan over medium heat. Slowly sear the chicken, skin side down, until golden brown, about 5 minutes on each side. Remove any excess grease from the pan and deglaze the pan with white wine. Add the prunes, olives, capers with juice, bay leaves, and chicken stock. Cover and place the dish in the oven for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is 165°F.
  2. 2Remove the chicken from the pan and keep warm. Bring the prune mixture to a simmer on the stovetop and add the parsley and butter. Simmer to meld the ingredients, and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Return the chicken to the sauce and serve.

Beverage pairing: Grenache.

  • Braised Chicken with Prunes, Olives, and Capers

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