Satisfy your family's appetite with dinners for 10 bucks or less.
Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 8 chicken thighs (about 3 1/2 pounds)
- 1/2 pound orzo
- 1 9 ounce package frozen artichoke hearts, thawed
- 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh dill
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 4 jarred hot cherry peppers, thinly sliced, plus 2 tablespoons of their liquid
- 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.
- Meanwhile, in a medium pot of boiling salted water, cook the orzo until al dente, about 5 minutes. Add the artichokes and cook for 2 minutes. Drain and add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and 3 tablespoons dill.
- In the reserved skillet, cook the onion and garlic in the chicken drippings over medium heat until softened, 7 minutes. Add the wine, chicken broth and cherry peppers and boil until reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Add the remaining dill 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.
- Gallo Family Vineyards Sonoma Reserve Pinot Gris 2006 (California)
- Substitute pickled sliced jalapeno chiles for the hot cherry peppers.