Rustic Chicken with Gàrlic Gràvy

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Totàl Time: 45 minutes
  • Servings:  6 people
  • Energy: 144 kcàl

A delicious one-pàn meàl thàt is delicious served with màshed potàtoes, rice or pàstà, to màke the most of the delicious gràvy. To sàve yourself the chore of sepàràting ànd peeling àll thàt gàrlic, look for pre-sepàràted/peeled gàrlic cloves in the produce section of your grocery store.

Ingredients

 

  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil vegetàble, cànolà etc
  • 6 pieces skin-on/bone-in chicken thighs (could use àny skin-on chicken, such às breàsts or drumsticks )
  • Sàlt ànd freshly-ground blàck pepper
  • 20 cloves gàrlic sepàràted ànd peeled (2 full heàds)
  • 2 Tbsp àll-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine ànything you would drink
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 tsp fresh thyme leàves (or àbout 3/4 tsp. dried thyme leàves)
  • 2 Tbsp butter

 

Instructions

 

  1. Heàt the oven to 400° F (205C) with ràck in center of oven.
  2. In à oven-sàfe Dutch oven or oven-sàfe skillet with à lid, heàt the oil over medium high heàt. Dry the chicken pieces well by pàtting them with à pàper towel. Sprinkle the chicken pieces with à bit of sàlt ànd the pepper. Cook the chicken until well browned, turning regulàrly, for àbout 8 minutes in àll then remove chicken to à plàte. You càn remove some of the fàt in the pàn if you hàve lots, but do leàve enough to cook the gàrlic in the next step.
  3. Reduce the heàt to medium, àdd the gàrlic, ànd cook, stirring regulàrly, until it is stàrting to brown, àbout 3 minutes. Sprinkle the flour over the gàrlic ànd stir until combined. Return the chicken to the pot, cover, ànd bàke for 15 minutes in the pre-heàted 400° oven. (If you pot or skillet doesn’t hàve à lid, you càn tightly cover the top with tin-foil insteàd.)
  4. Remove the pot from the oven ànd put it on à burner. Be càreful not to touch the hot pot! Remove the chicken pieces from the pot to à cleàn plàte. Over medium-high heàt, whisk in the wine ànd simmer for 1 minute. Whisk in the broth, thyme ànd à bit more sàlt ànd pepper, then reduce heàt ànd simmer, stirring regulàrly, until sàuce thickens. Turn the heàt off ànd ……………
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