Wine-Braised Chicken With Artichoke Hearts

Wine-Braised Chicken With Artichoke Hearts

Artichokes become weeknight friendly when they come from a can or a jar. Be sure to buy the unmarinated ones here. The gentle braise in rendered chicken fat and tangy white wine, mixed with onions and herbs, provides all the flavor the artichokes need.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat oven to 425 degrees. Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Step 2

    Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high, and add chicken, skin-side down. Cook, without flipping, until the skin is deeply golden and much of the fat has rendered, 8 to 10 minutes. (You may need to pour off some of the fat.)
  3. Step 3

    Using tongs, flip the chicken skin-side up. Let the undersides cook for another 5 or so minutes. Set chicken aside. Add artichoke hearts and onions to the pan, letting them sizzle until they get a little color, 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    Add wine and thyme, shaking skillet to make sure the wine is evenly distributed and scraping up any golden-brown bits. Add chicken back to the pan, over the artichoke hearts and onions. Bring to a simmer and place in the oven until chicken has finished cooking and sauce is reduced by about half, 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Step 5

    Remove chicken from oven and scatter with herbs. Finish with more pepper, a drizzle of olive oil, and a sprinkle of sumac, if you have it.