Chicken with mushrooms and artichokes

Posted: August 26, 2013 by nietize in Artichokes, Casserole, Chicken
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Chicken with mushrooms and artichokes

From “The Pioneer Woman”
Serves 8

Ingredients
8 whole Chicken Legs Or Thighs
Salt And Pepper, to taste
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
16 ounces, weight White Mushrooms, Sliced
5 whole Garlic Cloves, Minced
1/2 cup White Wine, Or More To Taste
2 cups Chicken Broth (More As Needed)
1 whole 14.5 Ounce Can Artichoke Hearts, Drained , Rinsed, And Patted Dry
1 cup Heavy Cream
Freshly Chopped Chives To Taste
Freshly Grated Parmesan
16 ounces, weight Pasta – Cooked And Drained

Salt and pepper chicken pieces.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken pieces and brown for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove chicken from skillet.

Add sliced mushrooms to pan with the garlic, and stir around and cook for a couple of minutes. Add wine and cook for a minute while it evaporates.

Pour in chicken broth—you should have enough for it to be very liquidy. Stir to deglaze the pan, the add chicken back to pan. Add artichoke hearts. Put the lid on the skillet and continue cooking over medium-low heat (or in a 375 degree oven) for 30 minutes, checking to make sure chicken broth doesn’t completely evaporate. (Add more as needed).
Remove lid and reduce heat to low. Remove chicken from pan. Pour in cream and shake/stir to distribute. Add chives, then add chicken back to pan.

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Put lid on pan again and cook for an additional 10 minutes to thicken sauce. Stir and check for seasonings; add salt and pepper to taste.

Pour over cooked pasta. Top with more chives and Parmesan. Yum!

I love artichokes. I love that slightly salty/sour dimension that it adds to dishes. It’s like a more mellow version of the Chinese preserved vegetables that you can use to make pork stews.

I think if and when I have to go back to Singapore on a long term basis, I am going to buy cans of artichokes hearts as stock for my cooking.

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