This is a recipe for Braised Chicken Thighs, made extra delicious with Porcini Mushrooms and Dried Cherries. Adding potatoes makes this a one-pot comfort food meal that your family will devour.
I arrived home from work to find Bob on the couch with the latest edition of Food and Wine Magazine. “Take a look at this one,” he said as he handed me the magazine. Braised Chicken thighs with potatoes was featured in the “Cook Like A World Traveler” section and with the description alone, I knew it would be my next adventure in the kitchen. Nice find, Bob.
We favor braised chicken recipes in this house. Something about a crispy skin combined with a slow cook in the oven with endless combinations of flavor partners and you’ve got a melt in your mouth flavorful meal. Not to mention inexpensive, and for the two of us, leftovers.
You’ll find the recipe for this latest version below, but first, let’s drink some wine.
Recipe for Braised Chicken Thighs with Potatoes, Porcini Mushrooms and Dried Cherries
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Braised Chicken Thighs with Potatoes, Porcini and Dried Cherries
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon canola oil
- 11 cloves large garlic 8 whole and 3 crushed
- 1 cup sour cream or crème fraîche
- 1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms 1/2 ounce
- Kosher salt
- 2 pounds large chicken thighs
- 2 inch medium Yukon Gold potatoes peeled and sliced 1/8- thick
- 1/2 cup unsweetened dried sour cherries about 2 ounces
- leaves Celery for garnish
- In a medium saucepan, heat 1 teaspoon of the oil. Add the whole garlic cloves and cook over low heat, stirring, until golden and fragrant, 5 minutes. Add 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat until reduced to 2 cups, about 1 hour. Strain the garlic broth into a bowl.
- In another bowl, whisk 1 cup of the garlic broth with the sour cream and porcini and season with salt; reserve the remaining garlic broth for another use.
- Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large cast-iron skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Season the chicken with salt and cook over moderate heat until golden all over, about 10 minutes total.
- Transfer the chicken to a plate. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the oil in the skillet. Arrange the potato slices in the pan, overlapping them slightly. Set the chicken skin side down on top of the potatoes. Scatter the cherries and crushed garlic around the chicken and pour the garlic sauce with porcini on top.
- Roast the chicken for 20 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 300° and roast for about 45 minutes longer, until the potatoes are tender and the chicken is cooked through.
- Preheat the broiler and arrange the rack 6 inches from the heat. Turn the chicken skin side up and broil until the skin is golden and crisp, about 8 minutes. Garnish with celery leaves and serve.
Braised Chicken Thighs with Potatoes, Porcini and Dried Cherries…It’s what’s for Dinner.
I might have to try this chicken on my cast iron skillet on the grill. Sounds wonderful.
Abbe @ This is How I Cook says
Ny hubby looks through and always tells me what he’s like me to make! Especially for dinner parties! This was one I liked too!
Hi Lea Ann, my best friend loves chicken thighs – I’ll share your post with her. Looks like a quick, savory meal. I’m wondering if you’ll get snow today? We got a bit overnight and now have a winter storm warning though I think the heaviest amounts are predicted for the Front Range. Keep warm!
Lea Ann Brown says
I’d be surprised if we get much snow. But I’d be ok if we did. It’s one of those slow drippy rains that is just beautiful for now.
That is a great looking plate of food Lea Ann and the chicken sounds delicious.
Lea Ann Brown says
Oh my! This sounds heavenly. Nice find, Bob, indeed. I love the H3 Cab! I found a bottle in my wine rack recently and remember raising my eyebrows in appreciation. Going to give this recipe a try for sure.
Lea Ann Brown says
Isn’t H3 just the best?