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Braised Ligurian Chicken Recipe

December 28th, 2012 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 2tablespoonsflour
  2. sea salt
  3. fresh ground black pepper
  4. 4chicken breasts(or equivalent)
  5. 1/3cupextra virgin olive oil
  6. 4-5fresh rosemary
  7. 6clovesgarlic, peeled and thinly sliced
  8. 1 1/2cupswhite wine
  9. 5anchovy fillets
  10. 2/3cupkalamata olives, pitted
  11. 4-5 ripeplum tomatoes, halved,seeded and coarsely chopped.

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Add chicken pieces and toss until evenly coated.
  3. Place a large flameproof casserole dish over medium-high heat, and heat olive oil.
  4. Add chicken pieces, and fry until golden underneath, about 5 minutes.
  5. Turn chicken, and add rosemary and garlic.
  6. Continue to fry until garlic is softened but not colored, about 3 minutes.
  7. Add wine.
  8. When it comes to a boil, add anchovies, olives and tomatoes.
  9. Partly cover pan, and reduce heat to medium low.
  10. Simmer until chicken is cooked and tender, and broth is reduced to a rich sauce, approx 45 minutes.
  11. To serve, discard rosemary sprigs, and season well with salt and pepper to taste.
  12. Place a piece or two of chicken on each plate, and top with a spoonful of sauce.
  13. Serve with pasta or potatoes.

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