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Braised Chicken With Artichokes, Lemon And Olives

Artichokes are a family favorite (and high in fiber) so they're always a welcome addition to any recipe. Here they braise with spices and create a truly easy one pot meal that tastes and looks divine.

Prep
Cook
Serves 6people
Ingredients
8
organic boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 11/2 pounds), trimmed of excess fat
3
tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1
yellow onion, diced
3
cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1
tsp turmeric
1/2
tsp ground cumin
1/2
tsp ground coriander
Generous pinch red pepper flakes
1
cinnamon stick, or 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
bay leaf
2
cups organic chicken broth, homemade or store-bought
2
tsp grated lemon zest
3
tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
8
thawed frozen or jarred artichoke hearts (see note), quartered
1/2
cup chopped preserved lemon (optional)
1/2
cup pitted green olives
2
tbsp chopped fresh mint or cilantro
Directions
1.
Pat the chicken dry and season salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven or heavy soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, working in batches if necessary, and cook until well browned on each side, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
2.
Decrease the heat to medium. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and sauté until soft and slightly golden, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add the turmeric, cumin, coriander, red pepper flakes, cinnamon stick, and bay leaf and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in 1/4 cup of the broth to deglaze the pot, stirring to loosen any bits stuck to the pot. Stir in a pinch of salt and cook until the liquid is reduced by half. Stir in the remaining 1 3/4 cups of broth, the lemon zest, and 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice. Decrease the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
3.
Add the chicken, artichoke hearts, preserved lemon if using, and olives and stir gently to combine. Increase the heat to medium-high and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining tablespoon of lemon juice. Taste; you may want to add another squeeze of lemon juice or pinch of salt. Garnish with the mint.

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