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Chicken with Artichokes

Chicken with ArtichokesThis is one of those recipes that caught my eye in a magazine and I couldn’t wait to make. I held on to this recipe for quite some time too, in search of frozen artichoke hearts. I can not find them for the life of me! I have looked in every grocery store as well as a health food store. Unfortunately no Whole Foods or Trader Joes nearby so I finally gave up looking and subbed in canned artichoke hearts. I love the flavors in this dish, its very light and easy to put together. The spice from the peppers is a great contrast to the light wine sauce.

Chicken with Artichokes

If you haven’t tried cooking with chicken thighs yet, you should really give them a try. I’ve always stuck to the white meat when it comes to chicken, but after trying chicken thighs out one time I realized what everyone was talking about. The chicken definitely is juicier and has more flavor. I’m not giving up on chicken breasts, but it’s nice to have something different to switch up every now in then.

Enjoy!

Chicken with Artichokes

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Chicken with Artichokes

Ingredients:

  • 2-4 TB olive oil
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 3 1/2 pounds)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 pound orzo (I used whole wheat orzo)
  • 2 cans artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 4 jarred hot cherry peppers, thinly sliced, plus 2 TB of their liquid

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Season the chicken with salt, place in the skillet skin side down and cook until golden-brown, about 7 minutes on each side; transfer to a plate. Reserve the skillet.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium pot of boiling salted water, cook the orzo until al dente, about 5 minutes. Drain and add the remaining olive oil and 3 tablespoons parsley.
  3. In the reserved skillet, cook the onion and garlic in the chicken drippings over medium heat until softened, 7 minutes. Add the artichoke hearts, wine, chicken broth and cherry peppers and boil until reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Add the remaining parsley, fresh ground pepper and hot pepper liquid. Return the chicken to the skillet and simmer until heated through, 1 minute. Transfer the orzo to a platter and top with the chicken and sauce.
  4. Serve with sprinkled Parmesan cheese.

Recipe adapted from Everyday with Rachael Ray

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35 Responses to “Chicken with Artichokes”

  1. Megan posted May 5, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    As always, your food looks beautiful. I’m actually planning on making a dish like this soon, but the recipe is from Everyday Food. I love the idea of serving it with orzo. (And I never knew whole wheat orzo existed!)

  2. Erica posted May 5, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Josh would love this- he is a huge artichoke fan! In fact, I just made him pizza with artichokes last night! Another great one

  3. Mary posted May 5, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    This looks homely and delicious. It also appears to be very easy to prepare. Thanks for posting. Anything made with chicken thighs catches my attention.

  4. Lucy posted May 5, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Looks awesome, as always Aggie !!

  5. Patsyk posted May 5, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Looks delicious! Similar to a recipe in the Healthy Cooking issue I just received today… your pictures are definitely more appealing though!

  6. Katherine Aucoin posted May 6, 2009 at 12:05 am

    This looks fabulous and your version has caught my eye!

  7. Annie posted May 6, 2009 at 12:06 am

    I agree about the chicken thighs. I don’t use them nearly enough. Thanks for the reminder… the recipe looks great!

  8. Liz - Meal Makeover Mom posted May 6, 2009 at 1:57 am

    Do you ever stop cooking?! Looks super yummy …

  9. Lisa posted May 6, 2009 at 2:14 am

    I love chicken things and artchokes. next time, I will make it with orzo.

  10. Meghan posted May 6, 2009 at 3:52 am

    This recipe has all my favorite flavors! I started cooking with chicken thighs occasionally last year and I totally agree that they are wonderful. Orzo is one of my favorite pastas too.

  11. 5 Star Foodie posted May 6, 2009 at 4:05 am

    Wonderful meal and delicious with orzo!

  12. Jeena posted May 6, 2009 at 11:57 am

    We love aritichokes – I bet this was so delicious!

  13. Colleen posted May 6, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    This looks SO good (especially with those chicken thighs!). It has been starred to make soon!

  14. Michele posted May 6, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    I love artichokes! This dish looks wonderful!

  15. unconfidential cook posted May 6, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    This looks wonderful and I’m totally with you on thighs…ever since I tried substituting breasts for thighs in my coq au vin. Thighs make the dish!

  16. Pam posted May 6, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    I love the flavors of this dish. It looks delicious and simple to make.

  17. melissa posted May 6, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    I found frozen artichokes once, but they were sooo expensive. Yeeshk. I suppose you’re paying so that you don’t have to do the work of trimming your own.

    This is one of those dishes I told Steve he is now forced to try. He thinks he doesn’t like artichokes. Heh. I love them and this dish sounds great. And chicken thighs? I switched last summer and never looked back.

    Side note, your all white layout is looking really nice!

    …can I find anything else to ramble about? Jeez haha.

  18. Kerstin posted May 7, 2009 at 3:34 am

    Looks like a great weeknight chicken dish! I need to mix it up and buy some chicken thighs next time.

  19. Leslie posted May 7, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I am a white meat girl as well. I have never cooked with dark meat. I suppose I should give it a try

  20. Mandy posted May 7, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Yum! I remember reading this recipe too and thinking how good it looked. Thanks for trying it out for me, now that I know it is a winner I will add it to be To Make list!

  21. nick posted May 7, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    I’m all about the white meat (Sara and Geoff think they are just SO cool for preferring their “juicy and flavorful” dark meat, PHEW!

    I admittedly am not a Rachel Ray fan (especially new haircut/not appropriately fitting clothing) but, BUT this does sound delicious. You made it look very pretty, as always!

  22. Peggy posted May 7, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    I make a dish that is very similar to this one. I love chicken with artichokes. Well I just love artichokes!! It looks great.

  23. Debbie posted May 8, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love chicken, artichokes and orzo so this dish sounds delicious to me!

  24. Maris posted May 8, 2009 at 12:30 am

    This looks great – I love, love artichokes! I used to automatically pair them with spinach but I’m starting to learn that the artichoke has many, many more uses!

  25. Tessa posted May 8, 2009 at 4:00 am

    Looks very appealing! Great way to prepare chicken.

  26. Jenn@slim-shoppin posted May 8, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    That looks so good!

    I didn’t know about whole wheat orzo either!

    Your pics look great!

  27. Bridgett posted May 8, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Aggie, this looks AMAZING! I could easily eat this a few nights a week as it has all my favorite things. Great recipe!

  28. Peanut butter and Jelly posted May 8, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Aggie,
    Thanks for helping Jamie with her blog,it is too cute. Nancy is going to make your tacos tonight,they looked great.
    Paula & Jacie

  29. Angie posted May 8, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Thanks for the recipe, it looks great. I’m allergic to orzo, but I’m going to try it out with brown rice instead and see how it turns out.

  30. HoneyB posted May 9, 2009 at 12:22 am

    I hate it when you can’t find an ingredient in the stores. It is so frustrating!

    The chicken looks yummy. Do you think it made a difference using the canned artichokes?

  31. Paula posted May 11, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Aggie, this is superb! I love all things artichoke, and this is right up my alley. The orzo looks wonderful with it, too. Happy Mother’s Day!

  32. Girl Japan posted May 13, 2009 at 12:13 am

    The food and the photos look fabulous, chicken thighs are so juicy it deserves a special name.

  33. Blue Fish posted March 1, 2011 at 4:14 pm

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