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Chicken Thighs with Cherry Sauce

Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 35 mins
Yield Serves 4


  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs, about 5 oz. each
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup cherry preserves
  • 1 16-oz. can unsweetened tart cherries packed in water, drained

Nutrition Information

  • calories 673
  • fat 42 g
  • satfat 12 g
  • protein 35 g
  • carbohydrate 47 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 173 mg
  • sodium 365 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Trim excess fat from chicken and season on all sides with salt and pepper. Melt butter with oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place flour in a bowl; add chicken, turning to coat. Shake off excess and place chicken, skin side down, in skillet. Discard leftover flour. Cook chicken until golden brown, about 7 minutes. (If skillet is too small, cook in batches.) Transfer to a large baking dish, skin side up. Bake until meat near bone shows no traces of pink, about 25 minutes.

  2. Pour off fat from skillet and return skillet to medium-high heat. Add wine and cook, stirring to pick up any browned bits on bottom, until liquid is reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Add broth, increase heat to high and boil rapidly until reduced and thickened, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-high; stir in preserves. Cook, stirring often, until thickened and glossy, about 5 minutes. Stir in cherries and cook until warmed through, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Arrange chicken on plates or a platter. Spoon cherry sauce on top and serve warm.