On Line Cookbook
Italian Braised Chicken with Olives
Home . Contents . Index . Search . Glossary
Print Friendly Recipe
Recipe Information
Braised Chicken with olives, rosemary, and capers

Vicky Bryant - recipe from Viansa Winery in Napa Valley


  • 3-1/2 lbs (1.6 kg). chicken, cut up
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 gloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tsp (10 ml). fresh rosemary leaves, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) dry white wine
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) capers, rinsed
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) minced Italian parsley
  • Rinse the chicken pieces and pat dry and set aside.
  • In a large saute pan heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the chicken skin side down and cook until golden brown (5-7 minutes).
  • Turn chicken adding garlic and fresh rosemary and cook another 5-7 minutes until that side is golden brown.
  • Remove the chicken.
  • Add the wine and as it bubbles scrape any brown bits sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • Turn heat to low, add tomato, cover and cook for about 35 minutes, turning the chicken occasionally (If too much liquid evaporates add more wine to prevent the chicken from sticking to the pan).
  • Add olives and capers and let cook an additional 5 minutes, until chicken is very tender.
  • Season with salt to taste.
  • Transfer to warm platter and sprinkle with Italian parsley serve immediately.
If you make extra sauce a pasta is a great accompaniment to this dish.

Quantity Calculator
Adjust the Serves/Makes quantity to:
Set to 0 for the original quantity

Copyright ©1997-2019 by Synergetic Data Systems Inc. All rights reserved.
SDSI neither endorses nor warrants any products advertised herein. All recipe content provided to SDSI is assumed to be original unless identified as otherwise by the submitter.

SDSI provides all content herein AS IS, without warranty. SDSI is not responsible for errors or omissions, nor for consequences of improper preparation, user allergies, or any other consequence of food preparation or consumption.

This site uses cookies, but they do not contain or tranmit any personal information.

Send comments to our email. For more information, check our About the Cookbook page.