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Dishes like these are what Dutch ovens were made for. Just dump all the ingredients inside and let your stove transform chicken thighs into a juicy meal. Braising gives you tender, tasty results and a pan sauce to boot.

Recipe by Southern Living March 2015


Credit: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Recipe Summary

55 mins
1 hr 30 mins
Makes 4 to 6 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper over chicken. Cook 4 chicken thighs in 1 Tbsp. hot oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat 6 minutes on each side. Remove chicken; wipe Dutch oven clean. Repeat with remaining 1 Tbsp. oil and 4 chicken thighs. Reserve 1 Tbsp. drippings in Dutch oven.

  • Reduce heat to medium; add carrots, and cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes. Add onions, and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 7 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, 1 minute. Stir in orange juice, lemon juice, and cumin. Increase heat to high, and bring to a boil.

  • Add chicken and olives. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 35 to 40 minutes or until meat pulls away from bone. Just before serving, stir in parsley, and add salt and pepper to taste.