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Braised chicken with couscous

Braised chicken with couscous


  1. Place garlic in a small saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 2 minutes. Drain; set garlic aside.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with pepper. Heat oil in a large casserole dish over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 10 minutes or until browned, turning once. Remove chicken from pan.
  3. Increase heat to high; add wine to pan. Cook until reduced to 1 cup (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in garlic, drumsticks, thighs, broth, tomato, and tomato paste. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Add breast halves; cover and cook 20 minutes, turning chicken after 10 minutes. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.
  5. Increase heat to medium-high; add olives and capers to pan. Cook, uncovered, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Return chicken to pan, turning to coat. Cover and let stand 5 minutes.
  6. Serve with couscous. Garnish with parsley. Pair this with the rest of your Merlot for a delicious meal!


Recipe: Mains
Prep Time: 5 to 15 mins
Cooking Time: 1 - 2 hrs
Servings: 4

A great winter warmer!


5 garlic cloves, peeled
2 chicken breasts, skinned and cut in half
2 chicken drumsticks, skinned
2 chicken thighs, skinned
1/4 tspn freshly ground black pepper
2 tspns olive oil
2 cups Barefoot Merlot
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
2 cups chopped seeded peeled tomato
1 tbspn tomato paste
1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted
3 tbspns capers, rinsed
2 cups hot cooked couscous
Flat-leaf parsley sprigs (optional)
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