Lemon, garlic and a pan. Almost too hot to talk about!
There are a lot of flavors that just go great together. However, it's all about the balance. Too much of one thing isn't really a good thing. The dish just becomes all about that ONE flavor and then it's just MEH. When a recipe gets a whole bunch of strong flavors to harmonize in one pan...now THAT'S a symphony for the taste buds!
If you've been following along, you know that I really try to stick to one dish/pan for the least amount of clean up at the end of the meal. I am really not into standing around and washing up a ton of dishes. I am also ALL about quick and flavorful meals that are healthy! Finally, I strive to find as many recipes that no to very little dairy. This is because I don't want to deal with the mouth noises dairy creates after consumption, thus making it next to impossible to work on anything in voiceover!
This dish is a beautiful balance of lemons, garlic, olives and fresh herbs. Combine that with chicken and fingerling potatoes and you've got a one pan miracle hot outta the oven! My favorite part about this dish is how the lemons dissolve into a creamy lemon delight that flavors the dish so perfectly. The garlic cloves become sweet and flavorful and the olives give it a little briney kick that keeps you on your toes.
**TIP** Rinse the heck outta your olives. Those babies are salty. Let them drain while you prepare the rest of the dish.
**TIP** I like to use fingerling potatoes because the small ones don't even need to be cut. I try to get the potatoes into a bite size so you can enjoy a forkful of yumminess with ALL of the ingredients
**TIP** You don't have to buy skin on, bone in chicken thighs. I usually use boneless/skinless thighs. However, you will not get a deliciously crunchy and browned skin.
**TIP** At the end of the recipe it calls for adding more chicken stock you've mixed up with some cornstarch to help thicken the sauce. Go ahead and combine the amount stated, but add it a little bit at a time to your dish and watch how much it thickens it. Sometimes you won't need ALL of that liquid!
Without further ado, please enjoy this yummy one pan recipe for Braised Chicken with Potatoes, Lemons and Olives.