Chicken with Artichokes

Reprinted from “Not by Food Alone: Recipes and Tales from the Shabbat Table at Shanti House”

  • 20 Chicken Thighs
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Flour or matzah meal, for coating
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 4 onions, cut into quarters
  • 1 28-oz (750ml) bottle dry white wine
  • 7 artichokes, fresh or frozen, cut into quarters
  • 2 whole lemons, scrubbed, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 15 garlic cloves, whole
  • 2 tablespoons turmeric
  • water

 

Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper, then dip in flour/matzah meal.  In a Teflon pan, heat a bit of oil over medium-high heat.  Add chicken thighs and saute on each side until golden brown.  Set aside.

In a heavy wide-based pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and saute until golden. Arrange chicken pieces on top, then pour in wine and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and cook for about 5 minutes, until alcohol evaporates. Ad artichoke pieces, lemons, garlic, turmeric, and salt and pepper to taste. Add enough water to cover, bring to a boil, and cover with a tight-fitting lid.  Reduce heat and cook at a gentle boil for about 45 minutes, until chicken is soft and has absorbed the flavors of the lemons and artichokes.

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