Friday, February 27, 2009

Chicken Thighs Braised in White Wine

If you have been to my blog regularly, you will know that I absolutely love chicken thighs. They are inexpensive, easy to prepare and packed with flavor. I would take a chicken thigh over a breast any day. This recipe dresses them up a bit, but is very simple.

The recipe came from Everyday Food.

I cut this basically in half. You don't need a lot of ingredients for this. Some white wine, lemon, garlic, salt, pepper, dried thyme, parsley and butter.

And of course some chicken thighs!

The wine is a nice Sauvignon Blanc. I like cooking with this varietal because its dry, tangy and not buttery or oaky.

Slice up your garlic.

Slice up half of your lemon.

And juice the other half. You are done with your prep!

Get the chicken skin side down in a non stick skillet and get them seasoned with salt and pepper. Add in the wine, garlic, and thyme. Bring this to a boil.

Once its boiling, reduce the heat so it simmers and put the lid on it. You now have 30 minutes to do whatever you like! Go for a walk, read a book or play with your dog. Isn't cooking hard??

After 30 minutes, flip the chicken over and lay a lemon slice on each thigh.

Cover it back up and let it cook for 15 more minutes. While it cooks slice off some butter and grab some aluminum foil.

When the chicken is done, get it out of the pan and under some foil to keep warm.

Bring the liquid back to a boil and let it reduce by half. Remove it from the heat and stir in the butter and parsley.

Once the butter is melted, you are ready to plate.

I served this up with one of those instant rice packets that you just zap in the microwave. This chicken looks good, tastes great, and could not be easier. I hope you give this one a try.


  1. The big old fire monkey loves chicken thighs so I will be making this for sure. I have to tell you that I have been cooking a lot more since I started reading your blog. I do a lot of crock pot meals, but cook more none the less. I also love Penzey spices. Thanks so much for all the inspiration.

  2. this looks fabulous!! yummy! i love lemony chicken and can't wait to give this a try.

  3. I LOVE chicken thighs too. I just defrosted some last night so I'll be trying this tonight...I have them skinless, but I think I can make it work. I'm thinking I might serve it with some angel hair pasta...that would be good to pour the sauce over!

    Thanks! Michele

  4. That sounds delicious....Nice recipe just favorite for any recipe