Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Winner Winner

I'm sure by now you've seen the pin for chicken and artichoke that seems to have taken over pinterest lately. Well I jumped on the bandwagon and tried it out. If you been thinking about making it, you really need to give it a shot because not only is it easy, it really is delicious. The original recipe is from ABC's The Chew, but the recipe that you've been seeing is from Stacey Snacks. My version, with a few small changes, is below!
Chicken with Artichokes
The Chew's Artichoke Chicken
3 1/2-4 pound chicken legs and thighs
1 can artichoke hearts (quartered)
(The original recipe called for 1 cup. Instead one can wound up being 1 cup, plus 3 or 4 more artichoke quarters. And I think it that still could have used more artichoke. The original recipe called for them halved, but I thought quartered was the perfect size.)
1 medium onion (cut into chunks)
1/2 pound white button mushrooms (quartered)
(Originally it called for 1 pound. But I'd rather increase the artichokes and decrease the amount of mushrooms.)
2 tablespoons brown mustard
3 cloves garlic (minced)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
(This is what I used because it's all we had, while the original called for red wine vinegar.)
1/4 cup red wine
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper (to taste)
green olives
(I didn't actually add these, but the entire dish reminds me off one my mom used to make with olives, and I think they'd be perfect in here.)
rice (for serving) (I'm in Southern Louisiana after all, and according to the boy this means everything should be served over rice.)
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. Place the artichokes, onion, and mushrooms in a roasting pan.
3. Add the chicken skin side up into the pan.
4. Combine all other ingredients (except the rice).
5. Mix and pour over chicken.
6. Cook for approximately one hour basting every 20 minutes
(My chicken was slightly frozen when it went in the oven, so I cooked it closer to 80 minutes, basting twice throughout.)
7. Enjoy the chicken and vegetables over a bed of rice.

Again, I will say this is one of the easiest meals I have in a long time. Plus it turns out delicious, so it's well worth your time to make. I think we made this Tuesday night, and ate it as leftovers every other night of the week.

Have you pinned this meal yet? And when was the last time you found a winning dish on pinterest?


  1. Looks super pretty! I don't eat chicken, but love chokes and thing it could be good over salmon!

  2. Hi Shoshanah,
    Thanks for the mention. I have to make this chicken dish again, it was delish!