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Braised Mediterranean-style chicken and
rice skillet supper.
Braised Chicken with
Olives and Lemon
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 pounds bone-in, skinless drumsticks
1 medium red onion, sliced
1 cup long grain rice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
2 lemons, thinly sliced, seeds removed
1/2 cup green olives, sliced
1 (14.5-ounce) can chicken broth
1 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Heat olive oil in large skillet with cover
over high heat. Add chicken and brown well on all sides. Remove
chicken and set aside.
- Add onion to skillet and saute until translucent;
remove and reserve.
- Reduce heat to medium; add rice, cumin,
paprika and fennel seeds. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
Lay chicken on top or rice, returning any juices back to skillet.
Spoon reserved onions on top and around chicken; top with lemons
and sprinkle with olives. Gently pour chicken broth and white
wine over casserole and sprinkle with lemon juice.
- Reduce heat to very low; cover the skillet
tightly and let simmer for 35 to 45 minutes, until the rice and
lemon slices are tender and the chicken is cooked through (meat
thermometer should register 170°F / 80°C). Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings.
Recipe provided courtesy of the National
Chicken Council. Used with permission.
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