Sunday, February 16, 2014

A Fast Easy Fresh Approach

So for Christmas I bought my brother (And, well, myself) a cookbook. An excellent cookbook. I mentioned it last time, It's called Bon Appetit Fast Easy Fresh. Anyway, it is really quite excellent and I highly recommend it. I decided to post a few recipes I have tried out from it. (Side not, if this is copy write infringing please someone tell me!) Any who, lets start with some chicken.

Braised Chicken with Green Peppers and Tomatoes

4 Servings

4 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 1/4 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs
2 T minced fresh italian parsley 
2 Green Bell Peppers cut into one inch squares
6 Whole tomatoes from 28-ounce can, drained and chopped
1 cup dry white wine

Heat 2 T oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Working in batches, cook chicken until golden brown, about 4 minutes total, adding more oil as necessary. Transfer chicken to platter (reserve skillet).

Add onion, garlic, and parsley to same skillet; saute until onion is soft, scraping up browned bits, about 4 minutes. Add bell peppers, tomatoes and wine; return chicken to skillet. Cover, simmer over medium-low heat 30 minutes. Uncover, cook until chicken is tender ans sauce is reduced, about fifteen minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

So! Here is everything I used:

 (Chateau Michelle Chardonnay is my favorite)

I couldn't find boneless skinless thighs, so I tried to de-bone and skin it myself.... I recommend just buying it that way :P

I also failed at removing the stickers from my bell peppers.

Mmmm onions! When in prep I usually group ingredients in bowl together so I can just toss them in as one (when the recipe calls for it of course).

And here is the finished product! Delicious! I added 1T butter to make the sauce more silken and served it with brown rice!

Next I have some excellent pork recipes, but they are for another time.

Have a great night everyone!