Pan-Fried Chicken Thighs with Olives and Tomatoes starts with perfectly cooked tender and juicy chicken thighs with golden brown crispy skin, finished in a mind blowing fresh tomato-wine sauce with marinated olives. It is a simple recipe sure to be on your menu again and again.
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As soon as I tasted them I knew they were destined for an amazing dish! The zestiness of the Spanish flavors really shine through with these gazpacho inspired marinated olives with tomatoes, peppers, onions and a fantastic combination of spices. They certainly made for the perfect component to my recipe.
Funny thing, I fought the chicken thigh train for a long time. I have been a boneless skinless kind of girl for as long as I have been eating chicken, but Chad loves the thighs. So, I finally got on board and whipped up some perfect pan-fried chicken thighs and he loved them so much he ate 3!
After 15 years of chicken breasts, I guess he was making up for lost time, poor guy. LOL. Well I decided to put those perfect pan-fried chicken thighs into an amazing dinner.
It all starts with pan-fried tender and juicy chicken thighs with golden brown crispy skin, finished in a flavorful fresh tomato-wine sauce. The tomato-wine sauce with olives truly makes this a magical dish that is definitely perfect to make for company. Can you image those vibrant colors and flavors on your table?
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Pan Fried Chicken Thighs with Olives and Tomatoes
SERVES 6 | TOTAL TIME 40 Min | ACTIVE TIME 20 Min
6 chicken thighs (2-3 pounds), skin-on bone-in
1-2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2-1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
1 (5.75 ounce) jar STAR Fine Foods Tomato & Pepper Marinated Olives, drained
1 cup Chardonnay white wine
Use 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper to sprinkle both sides of the chicken. Warm a high sided large skillet over medium-high heat. Once you hold you hand 6 inches from the skillet and feel the heat, add the olive oil. Then, place the seasoned chicken in the pan skin side down. Cook until golden brown, then flip to brown the other side, about 4-5 minutes for each side. Remove chicken and place in your upside down pot lid or on a plate.
Reduce heat to medium. Add garlic and onion. Cook until onions soften, about 3 minutes. Add olives, wine and 1 cup of tomatoes. Stir to combine and scrape the bottom of the pan to remove the browned bits. Cook until liquid has reduced about half, about 4 minutes.
Taste sauce. Add salt and pepper as necessary. I usually add about 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.
Add chicken (skin side up) to skillet. Cook for 10 minutes longer, until the chicken is cooked through to the bone.
If preferred you can place skillet under broiler to crisp the chicken skin. Add remaining tomatoes. Stir and serve.
DONNA'S NOTES: You can substitute chicken stock or white grape juice for the wine.
Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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