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Braised Stuffed Chicken Thighs


Try this delicious Braised Stuffed Chicken Thighs recipe.

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  • For The Chicken:
  • 5 Tablespoons Olive Olive Oil, Divided
  • 1/4 Cup Finely Chopped Onion
  • 1/4 Cup Finely Chopped Pancetta
  • 3/4 Cup Homemade Fresh Breadcrumbs
  • 3 Tablespoons Finely Chopped Parsley
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste
  • 1/4 Cup Grated Pecorino Cheese
  • 8 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • For The Sauce:
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Onion
  • 5 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 Cups Robust Dry Red Wine (Chianti Works Well)
  • 1 Can Chopped Tomatoes, 26 ounces
  • 1/3 Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 4 Tablespoons Finely Chopped, Fresh Basil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Hot Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Pound Dried Pasta of Choice
  • To Serve:
  • Grated Pecorino Romano or Parmesan Cheese


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Step 1

To prepare the chicken, heat a frying pan with 3 tablespoons of the olive oil until lightly smoking.

Add the onions and pancetta and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often until the onions are soft and the pancetta is cooked.

Add the breadcrumbs, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper and stir to mix well.

Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese.

Take each chicken thigh, and fill with about 2 tablespoons of the breadcrumb stuffing.

Roll the chicken up tightly, and tie securely with kitchen twine, and continue to stuff, roll, and tie the rest of the thighs.

Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and brown the thighs on all sides over medium heat until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
Set the chicken thighs aside until needed.

For the sauce, in a large stove-top casserole dish heat the oil until lightly smoking and then cook the onions until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.

Add the garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the wine and increase heat to a slow boil and cook until it has reduced by half.

Add the tomatoes, parsley, oregano, basil, and pepper flakes.
Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and add the chicken to the sauce.
Cover the pot, and cook for about an hour and a half.

Remove the chicken from the sauce, cut off the twine and slice crosswise into pieces and keep warm.

Use the sauce on your pasta of choice, and serve the chicken on the side.


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