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Stuffed Chicken Thighs Braised in Chianti

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“The inspiration for this recipe came from a recipe I found in Bon Appetit. I changed many of the ingredients because I wanted to use ingredients I actually had on hand so I wouldn't have to make a trip to the grocery! The DH and I enjoyed the results.”
READY IN:
1hr 45mins
SERVES:
6-8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix first 9 ingredients in a medium bowl.
  2. Lay 1 chicken thigh on work surface.
  3. Fill the area that the bone was removed with a generous 2 tablespoons of the stuffing mix.
  4. Wrap the thigh around the stuffing and tie with kitchen string to hold it together.
  5. Repeat with remaining thighs and stuffing.
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  7. Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.
  8. Add bacon; sauté until light brown and fat is rendered, about 5 minutes.
  9. Drain bacon on paper towels.
  10. Add chicken to drippings in skillet; cook until golden on all sides, about 10 minutes.
  11. Transfer to plate.
  12. Add onion and garlic to skillet; sauté until tender, about 10 minutes.
  13. Return the bacon to the skillet.
  14. Add wine; boil until mixture is reduced to 2 cups, about 12 minutes.
  15. Add broth, tomatoes, basil and chicken thighs; bring to boil.
  16. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered until chicken is cooked through, about 35 minutes.
  17. Transfer chicken to a bowl; cover to keep warm.
  18. Simmer sauce in skillet until slightly thickened and reduced to 4 cups, about 10 minutes.
  19. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  20. Meanwhile , cook egg noodles in large pot of boiling salted water until tender. Drain.
  21. Transfer noodles to a large platter and top with chicken and sauce and serve.

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