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October 25, 2011

Martha Stewart Living Braised Chicken with Potatoes, Olives, and Lemon

Growing up the local 'fancy' grocery store in my area had an olive bar. I remember looking at all the varieties and imagining how they would taste. My family never had a lot of money, so asking for the olives was out of the question, but one day out of the blue my mom let me buy a few. They were absolutely delicious and I fell in love with olives. My two boys have similar tastes to my own, and have been known to eat whole jars of olives out of the fridge. Given my family's love of olives, a recipe for Braised Chicken with Potatoes, Olives, and Lemon from the September issue of Martha Stewart Living caught my eye and loved perfect for my family.

This recipe has 10 ingredients. It makes 4 servings and takes approximately 40 minutes of total time, 10 minutes of which is active. I had no problems finding any of the ingredients at my local grocery store and made no modifications. I do make my own chicken stock and used it in this recipe. The chicken thighs that I bought weighted exactly 2 1/4 pounds for 4 thighs, which was perfect for my family of four. I would suggest doubling the recipe if your family size is larger.I found that the green olives were rather hard to pit, so I ended up cutting them off the pit. I didn't feel comfortable keeping the pits intact with two small boys. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written with no modifications.

The skin on this chicken dish turned out crisp and delicious. My husband complains and won't eat most chicken skin due to its lack of crispiness and he was very pleased with how this recipe turned out. I particularly enjoyed the olive/potato mixture, and the sauce complimented everything nicely. Even my two boys ate this dish without complaints and loved the olives. A great, easy chicken recipe.

For the recipe go to Braised Chicken with Potatoes, Olives, and Lemon. 

9 comments:

  1. I was looking at Google Reader and my toddler and I caught a glimpse of the pic. He says "Mom, I want to eat that!". Of course I say "ME TOO!". LOL....Looks soooooo good!

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  2. This looks delicious! It includes something I like so much - chicken! We will have roast chicken for lunch today. We will also have boiled potatoes. I like to try new chicken recipes so it is good to see this. Take care and have a great Wednesday.

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  3. @Domina Thanks for the sweet comments :) It turned out really well and was very easy to make!

    @Judy Thanks :) We are having roasted chicken for dinner :) Have a great day also!

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  4. That looks GREAT!!! It reminds me of fall for some reason - mm-hmm! Very good! :)

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  5. @Nicole Thanks :) It is very fall like, with the potatoes and chicken, great for a warm and comforting fall meal!

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  6. OMG, that looks so good...that's exactly what I call a healthy warm meal you eat after a long day of work.

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  7. @Andreea I agree there is nothing better than a warm meal after a long day, it is very comforting!

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  8. Hello, you have been busy making many wonderful foods! this one caught my eye, what with the olives! thanks for posting, I really enjoy your posting style with ingredient info and time needed to complete the recipe.

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  9. @Melynda Thanks for the sweet comments :) I love olives and this recipe turned out well and was easy to prepare.

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