- 4 bone-in chicken thighs, skinned
- 2 bone-in chicken breast halves, halved crosswise and skinned
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrot
- 1/2 cup chopped, seeded plum tomato
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
- 1 3/4 cups dry white wine
- 1 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup chopped dried apricot halves
- 1/4 cup sliced pitted green olives
- 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Lemon wedges
- 2 slices applewood-smoked bacon, cooked and crumbled
- calories 336
- fat 9.7 g
- satfat 2.6 g
- sodium 454 mg
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 325°.
Heat a Dutch oven over medium heat. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add half of chicken to pan, flesh side down. Cook 4 minutes or until browned; remove from pan. Repeat with remaining chicken. Set chicken aside.
Add onion, carrot, tomato, and garlic to pan; cook for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add wine; cook for 2 minutes, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Return chicken to pan, flesh side up. Combine stock and flour in a bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Add stock mixture to pan.
Stir in apricot halves, olives, saffron, and bay leaf, and bring to a boil. Cover and bake at 325° for 45 minutes or until chicken is done and very tender. Remove pan from oven. Remove chicken from pan, and top with 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Keep warm. Heat pan over medium-high heat, and bring to a boil. Boil 5 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 3 cups. Add butter, lemon juice, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, stirring until smooth. Discard bay leaf. Serve with lemon wedges.