Chicken Riesling

Chicken Riesling Recipe
Photo: William Meppem

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Makes 6 to 8 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes
Other: 45 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 467
Caloriesfromfat 60 %
Fat 31 g
Satfat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 1,109 mg
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fiber 3 g
Sugars 3 g
Protein 29 g


12 chicken thighs
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 ounces pancetta or bacon, diced
10 ounces pearl onions, peeled, or 1 large yellow onion, roughly chopped
1 pound button mushrooms, stems removed and caps quartered
6 endives, ends trimmed and halved lengthwise
2 cups Riesling wine


Rinse the chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Season with the salt and pepper.

Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium heat. Add the pancetta or bacon and fry until crisp. Transfer to a plate. Spoon off and discard all but 1 tablespoon of the drippings.

Add some of the chicken to the pot, skin-side down, and brown on both sides. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining chicken.

Add the onions and mushrooms to the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms release their juices, about 5 minutes. Add the endives and wine, increase heat to medium-high, and bring to a boil. Nestle the chicken among the endives. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 40 minutes. Divide the chicken, endives, and sauce among individual plates and sprinkle with the reserved pancetta or bacon.

Recommended: Dutch oven or large saucepan


Sara Quessenberry,

March 2006
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