Here's hoping we have a mild Winter this year.
Anyway, here's a great meal to make on these chilly days.
Braised Chicken, Tomatoes & Bacon
You will need:
- Thick sliced bacon, 4 slices, chopped
- Bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, 6
- Salt and freshly ground Pepper
- Yellow onion, 1, chopped
- Garlic, 2 cloves, minced
- Dry white wine, 1/4 cup
- Fresh oregano 1 tbsp
- Red pepper flakes 1/4 tsp
- Diced tomatoes, 1 can, 14 oz, with juice
Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Return the pan to medium-high heat, add the chicken, and cook, turning once or twice, until golden brown on both sides, about 8 minutes total. Transfer chicken to a plate.
I only made 2 chicken thighs but kept all the other ingredients the same except for the onion. I used 1/2 of an onion, chopped.
Add the onion and garlic to the pan and saute until softened, about 4 minutes. Pour in the wine and stir to scrape up the bits on the bottom of the pan. Here is when you pour yourself a glass of wine as well. Never cook with wine you wouldn't drink:).
Stir in the oregano, pepper flakes and tomatoes and their juices. Return the chicken and any juices from the plate to the pan, cover, and reduce heat to medium-low, and braise until the chicken in cooked through, 25-30 minutes.
Uncover, raise heat to medium-high, brig to a simmer, and stir in the crumbled bacon. Transfer the chicken to dinner plates, top with sauce and serve.
So good:). You're house will smell so good too, while this simmers on the stove. Serves great with mashed or roasted potatoes- yum!