Sweet Pickle & Basil Braised Chicken Thighs

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Chicken Thighs
  • 1/2 cup Bubbie's Bread and Butter Pickle Juice
  • 1/4 cup Bubbie's Bread and Butter Pickles, (finely chopped (optional))
  • 1 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, (minced)
  • 1 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp. All Purpose Flour ((optional))
  • 1-2 tbsp. Fresh Basil, (chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, pickle juice, flour (optional if you like a thicker sauce), and chopped basil. Set aside
  2. In a large cast iron (preferably a deep 12" skillet), add in the olive oil to heat up over medium high heat for 1 minute.
  3. Generously season the chicken thighs with salt and black pepper. Add the chicken into the pan to sear on each side until golden brown, 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add in the pickles and chopped garlic to sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  5. Pour the broth mixture over the chicken, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer for 15 minutes, then flip to simmer for an additional 20 minutes (chicken is fully cooked at 165F internal temperature). Serve warm.
  6. Serving recommendations: Quinoa and Green Beans or Basmati Rice and Sliced Tomatoes