Braised Chicken Thighs with Potatoes, Porcini & Dried Cherries
A beautiful one pan dinner that is super moist, delicious and looks like it took hours to make.
Prep Time 1hr
Cook Time 1hr15mins
Total Time 2hrs15mins
Author Hostess At Heart
1tbspCanola Oilplus 1 teaspoon canola oil
11clovesgarlic8 whole and 3 crushed
1cupsour cream or creme fraiche
1/2ozdried porcini mushrooms
8large chicken thighs2 lbs
2medium Yukon Gold potatoessliced 1/8" thick
1/2cupdried tart cherries
In a 1-1/2 quart saucepan, heat 1 teaspoon of the oil. Add the whole garlic cloves and cook over low heat until golden and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
While the garlic broth cooks, add 1 tablespoon canola oil to a large cast iron skillet and allow to heat up. Season the chicken with salt and cook over moderate heat until golden brown all over, about 10 minutes total. Remove chicken to a platter.
Let the skillet cool down and remove all but 1 tablespoon of the oil. Place the sliced potatoes in the bottom of the skillet, slightly overlapping. Set the chicken on top of the potatoes, skin side down.
Strain the garlic broth into a bowl and discard garlic. In another bowl, whisk 1 cup of the garlic broth with the sour cream. Stir in the porcini mushrooms. Season with salt. The remaining garlic broth will not be used. Pour the garlic sauce over the chicken and potatoes.
Scatter cherries and crushed garlic on top of the chicken and potatoes.
Roast the chicken for 20 minutes. Reduce the oven to 300 degrees F and roast for about 45 minutes longer or until the chicken registers done. Remove the skillet from the oven and turn on the broiler, setting the rack 6 inches from the top. Turn the chicken skin side up. Cook until golden brown and crispy, 5 to 8 minutes. Watch carefully. Serve immediately.
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.