Braised Chicken with Carrots & Thyme

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Recipe: #41954

December 09, 2023

"An easy weeknight meal, delicious over a comforting heap of mashed potatoes."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (616.5 g)
  • Calories 899.6
  • Total Fat - 66 g
  • Saturated Fat - 20.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 356.3 mg
  • Sodium - 1579.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 17.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.4 g
  • Sugars - 5.8 g
  • Protein - 58.2 g
  • Calcium - 83 mg
  • Iron - 3.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a small bowl, combine 3/4 teaspoons each of the salt and pepper and the paprika. Sprinkle the mixture over the skin-side of the chicken.

Step 2

Melt the butter in a large enameled and lidded pan (like a Staub dutch oven). Over medium high heat. When sizzling, add two of the chicken thighs, skin side down. Cook until the skin is golden brown, about 6 minutes. Turn chicken over and cook for another two minutes. Remove to a plate. Repeat with the two remaining pieces.

Step 3

While the chicken browns, peel the potatoes. Cut in half, lengthwise. Then cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces.

Step 4

When chicken is out of the pan, add the carrots to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly browned - about 7 minutes. Add the chopped garlic and cook for an additional minute, stirring frequently so it doesn't burn.

Step 5

With the carrots still in the pan, add the flour. Cook and stir for a minute. The flour should not brown. Add the broth and stir until the roux is incorporated. Add the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper, along with the thyme sprigs. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary.

Step 6

Place the browned chicken, skin side up, atop the carrots. Partially cover the pan with the lid, leaving a small opening for steam to escape. Reduce heat to medium low and cook until the chicken is done, about 20 minutes depending on the thickness of the thighs.

Step 7

To serve, remove the thyme sprigs. Serve over mashed potatoes.


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