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Chicken Stew with Olives and Lemon

Total Time
45 mins

Boned, skinned chicken thighs are just as convenient as breasts, and they have an added advantage: Their succulent texture and robust flavor stand up well to braising. Add the flavors of Italian salsa verde–bright parsley, tart lemon, piquant capers, and green olives–for a fresh, fast twist on cold-weather cooking.

Chicken Stew with Olives and Lemon

Dan Goldberg
 1 pound boned, skinned chicken thighs, rinsed and patted dry
 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
 1 1/2 teaspoons each salt and freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
 2 tablespoons olive oil
 2 large garlic cloves, minced
 1 tablespoon capers, drained and minced
  Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
 1/2 cup dry white wine
 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 3/4-in. cubes
 1 package (8 oz.) thawed frozen artichoke hearts, quartered if large
 1 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
 1 cup pitted medium green olives
  Lemon wedges
Step 1

Cut each chicken thigh into 2 or 3 chunks. In a resealable plastic bag, combine flour, salt, and pepper. Add chicken, seal, and shake to coat.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add chicken (discard excess flour) in a single layer and cook, turning once, until browned, 4 to 5 minutes total. Transfer to a plate.

Step 3

Reduce heat to medium. Add garlic, capers, and lemon zest and stir just until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add wine and simmer, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan, until reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Add broth, potatoes, and chicken and return to a simmer. Lower heat slightly to maintain simmer, cover, and cook 10 minutes.

Step 4

Add artichokes to pot and stir. Cover and cook until potatoes are tender when pierced, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in parsley, lemon juice to taste, and olives. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot, with lemon wedges on the side.

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 385Calories from Fat 37
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g25%

Saturated Fat 2.6g13%
Cholesterol 94mg32%
Sodium 2171mg91%
Total Carbohydrate 32g11%

Dietary Fiber 6.8g28%
Protein 29g58%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.