Monday, January 30, 2012

Braised Chicken and Artichokes

I can't believe January is almost over already, the month has flown by. Today I will share another recipe from Sunset Quick Cooking for Two, my Goodwill score.

recipe from Sunset Quick Cooking for Two

You really don't need a lot of ingredients for this meal, but it has a lot of great flavor and textures.

You need some mushrooms, chicken thighs, chicken broth, marinated artichokes, tomato paste, onion and balsamic vinegar.

lobed onion
Look at that awesome onion, I just love food.

Slice it up

chicken leg parts
I get my chicken from the Asian market so its not always perfectly cut thigh meat, which is totally fine with me.

artichoke marinade
Instead of oil, you want to put some of the artichoke marinade in the pan.

in the pot
Drop in the chicken and brown it on all sides.

browning the chicken
Looking good! Once they are browned, get them out of there.

lots of mushrooms
Add in the mushrooms and onions and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring while they cook.

chicken broth and tomato paste in
Add in the tomato paste, more artichoke marinade, and the chicken broth, give it a stir.

almost ready to eat
Put the chicken back in and put the artichokes around it. Bring it to a boil, reduce the heat and put a lid on it. Let it cook for about 15 minutes.

getting delicious with the vinegar
Pull the chicken out again and stir in the balsamic vinegar. Let this cook for about 2 minutes and you are ready to serve.

Braised Chicken and Artichokes
Now there is really no way to make this look good that I could find, so here it is. Trust me, it is delicious. I had leftovers so the next day I turned it into a soup by chopping up the chicken and adding about a cup and half of broth.

Leftovers as soup
Delicious! I love to take leftovers and make them into a quick and easy soup.


  1. I am looking away from all those onions! Although somehow, my daughter loves onions and thinks nothing to saute an onion in a little butter, salt and pepper and call that a meal!

    Hope you had a great weekend!

  2. I love getting cookbooks from thrift stores! That looks like quite the find.

  3. This looks amazing. I will have to put this on the menu for next week!