Braised Chicken Thighs Recipe

Rating 5.0
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This braised chicken thighs recipe is flavorful, easy to make and delicious. Juicy chicken thighs are paired with a fragrant saffron-yogurt sauce that elevates the flavors of the chicken to the next level.
Dinner
Persian
11
ingredients
6
steps
75
minutes
Chef Elham has been teaching her unique style of elegant cuisine for the past 16 years. She nurtured her gift as a teacher with Sur La Table as the manager of the culinary program. Her specialties include classic French dishes as well as beloved Asian favorites that entice the palate. Chef Elham is thorough, patient and loves to see her students making great food and having fun while doing it.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
1/2 tsp
saffron
1 cup(s)
water
1 tblsp
tomato paste
1/2 cup(s)
white wine or water
1/4 cup(s)
canola oil
8
bone-in chicken thighs, see notes
1 tsp
sea or kosher salt
1/2 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1
small onion, roughly chopped or sliced
2
cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
1 tblsp
plain Greek yogurt

Directions 6 steps | 75 Minutes

Step 1

In a small bowl, stir together the saffron and 1 cup of water. Set aside.

Step 2

In a second small bowl, stir together the tomato paste with ½ cup of white wine or water. Set aside.

Step 3

In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Brown the chicken thighs on all sides in batches, adding more oil if necessary.

Step 4

Return all the chicken pieces to the pot and add the onion, garlic, saffron mixture and tomato paste mixture. Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower heat to medium-low and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked all the way through. Check with an instant-read thermometer. The temperature should reach 165 degrees.

Step 5

Dissolve the yogurt, if using, in the sauce.

Step 6

Using tongs, gently arrange the chicken on a warmed platter or shallow bowl. Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve hot. Enjoy!


Notes:

  • It is important to use bone-in chicken for this recipe. When cooked with the bone, it adds a much richer flavor to the dish.

Variations:

  • Use whole cut-up chicken pieces or other favorite parts. If using only chicken breast, you can decrease the cooking time to 20-22 minutes.
  • Serve over steamed rice or pasta.
  • Add chunks of yellow or red potatoes about 20 minutes before the end of cooking time.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
1015
FAT
78 g
PROTEIN
64.6 g
CARBS
5 g

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Sam N.

Sam

14 Jul 2022

This is a nice Persian-style chicken thighs recipe! Love the video!

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