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dish of chicken provencal with tomatoes and artichokes to top
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5 from 3 votes

Chicken Provencal

This easy chicken dish is packed with delicious, gently aromatic flavor. Perfect for an easy meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Servings: 3 -4
Calories: 758kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking
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Ingredients

  • 2 lb bone in chicken thighs 900g, approx 5-6 pieces
  • ¼ teaspoon salt approx
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper approx
  • 3 shallots or 2 if larger, or 1 small red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes 180g
  • 1 ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup canned artichoke hearts 95g
  • ½ cup kalamata olives 70g if pitted, more if not (see notes)
  • ½ cup white wine 120ml
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 3 stems thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon dried marjoram (optional)

Instructions

  • Trim any excess fat and skin from the chicken then sprinkle all over with salt and pepper.
  • Peel and slice the shallots and garlic (both in relatively thin slices). Preheat the oven to 400F/200C.
  • Warm the oil in a Dutch oven or shallow casserole/brazier with a lid large enough to hold the chicken in a single layer, but relatively snugly, over a medium-high heat.
  • Brown the chicken on both sides as well as the ends so that it is browned all over. Remove from the pan to a plate or other dish.
  • Add the shallots to the pan and cook, stirring regularly, for around 3 - 5 minutes so the onions soften. Add the garlic and cook another minute.
  • Add the tomatoes, artichokes, olives and wine to the pan, add in the herbs and stir to mix. Then add back the chicken pieces, along with any juices that collected, nestling them in between the other ingredients so they sit in a single layer. Tuck the sprigs of thyme and rosemary down in between the chicken, as best you can.
  • Cover the pan with the lid and transfer to the oven. Remove the lid after about 15 minutes and cook for around 20 minutes more (around 35 minutes in total) until the chicken is cooked through. Serve warm, over rice or with crusty bread on the side.

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Notes

Tomatoes, olives, onion/shallot and garlic are key to this so don't skip those, but if you prefer, you can omit the artichokes or swap with bell peppers. Though we really like this combination. 
If you don't have fresh herbs, you can use dried herbes de Provence instead, or at least thyme and rosemary. Use around 2 teaspoon in total, or more to taste.
If good fresh tomatoes are not available, you can use canned though it does change the dish a bit.

Nutrition

Calories: 758kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 25g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 252mg | Sodium: 886mg | Potassium: 774mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 903IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 3mg