Chicken with Artichokes

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Chicken with Artichokes
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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 chicken thighs (about 3 1/2 pounds)
  • Salt
  • 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

Preparation

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.