Chicken Thighs with Olives and Fennel

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds), trimmed and halved
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 bulbs fennel, trimmed, cored and cut into 1-inch chunks, plus 1/2 cup chopped fronds
  • 2 leeks (white and light green parts), halved lengthwise, sliced 1/2 inch thick and rinsed
  • 8 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup large pitted mixed olives
  • 1 lemon, quartered and sliced
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for topping
Directions
  • Season the chicken with 1 teaspoon ground coriander, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the chicken and cook until browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side; remove to a plate.

  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, the fennel chunks, leeks and garlic; season with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon coriander, 1/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables start to wilt and brown, about 3 minutes. Add the olives and lemon slices and cook until the lemons brown around the edges, about 2 minutes.

  • Return the chicken to the skillet and add the chicken broth. Bring to a simmer. Cover and cook until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes. Uncover and increase the heat to medium high; bring to a boil and cook until the sauce is reduced, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the fennel fronds. Top each serving with parsley.

  • Photograph by Ryan Dausch


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