Pepper-Braised Chicken Thigh
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Pepper-Braised Chicken Thighs
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Makes: 4 to 6 servings
12 boneless skinless chicken thighs
1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
2 tbsp (25 mL) olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 sweet green peppers, thinly sliced
1 tsp (5 mL) smoked paprika or
1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried thyme
1 tbsp (15 mL) balsamic vinegar
1 can (28 oz/796 mL) whole
1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped fresh
Sprinkle chicken with half each of the salt and pepper. In large shallow Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown chicken, in batches. Transfer to plate.
Add onion, garlic and green peppers to pan; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes.
Stir in paprika, thyme and remaining salt and pepper. Add 1/4 cup (50 mL) water and balsamic vinegar; cook, scraping up brown bits, until almost no liquid remains.
Add tomatoes, breaking up with spoon. Return chicken and any accumulated juices to pan, spooning sauce over top; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until juices run clear when chicken is pierced, about 25 minutes.
Using slotted spoon, transfer chicken and peppers to serving plate; keep warm. Stir parsley into sauce and bring to boil; cook until thickened. Spoon over chicken.
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