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Corsican Chicken

Moist and tender chicken thighs make a delicious hot entree for winter months. Just add a salad and a lemon dessert. —Mary Bergfeld, Eugene, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons herbes de Provence
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, julienned
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef consomme, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup dry vermouth or orange juice
  • 1/2 cup pitted Greek olives, quartered
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or basil, or drained and diced pimientos, optional

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the butter, herbes de Provence, salt, garlic and pepper; rub over chicken.
  • Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the onion, tomatoes, consomme and vermouth. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken is no longer pink. Add olives and orange zest. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes.
  • Remove chicken to a serving platter; keep warm. Remove meat and vegetables to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil.
  • Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Pour over chicken. If desired, sprinkle with parsley, basil or pimientos.
Editor's Note
Look for herbes de Provence in the spice aisle.
Nutrition Facts
3 ounces cooked chicken with 3 tablespoons olive mixture: 287 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 808mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.

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