Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

White Wine-Braised Chicken and Artichokes

8 servings


40 minutes

total time


1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon fine salt, plus more to taste

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste

8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (4 1/2 to 5 pounds), skin removed and patted dry (see Notes)

3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more as needed

1 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth

2 (14-ounce) cans artichoke hearts, drained and quartered

1/2 cup pimento-stuffed green olives


In a shallow dish or large zip-top bag, combine the flour, oregano, paprika, onion powder, salt and pepper. Add the chicken and turn to coat both sides.

Place a large plate near the stove. In a large, high-sided skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil until it shimmers. Working in batches to prevent crowding, shake off excess flour from the chicken, add it to the skillet and cook until golden brown on both sides, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to the plate.

Reduce the heat to medium and add the wine or broth, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Add the artichokes and olives and bring to a simmer. Nestle the chicken pieces back in the skillet, along with any accumulated juices. It’s okay if they touch or overlap a bit.

Reduce the heat to medium-low, partially cover and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes. (A meat thermometer should register 165 degrees when inserted into the thickest part of the largest piece of chicken.)

Remove the lid and, if necessary, simmer until the sauce thickens slightly, 1 to 2 minutes. Taste, and season with more salt or pepper as desired. Serve warm.


Removing the skin decreases fat content, but you can leave it on if you wish.

Serve as is, with a green salad, or with your favorite grain or crusty bread on the side.


Serving Size

Per serving (1 chicken t



Total Fat

17 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



214 mg


621 mg

Total Carbohydrate

11 g

Dietary Fiber

2 g

Total Sugars

1 g


51 g

8 servings


40 minutes

total time
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