Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Chicken Braised in Wine and Rosemary

I’m not really a food blogger and I’m certainly not a very good food photographer so if you want to see great shots of this dish, head on over to My Carolina Kitchen, where Sam and her professional photographer husband, Meakin, put together a great presentation of this dish and took some excellent shots of it.  As soon as I saw it on Sam’s site, I knew we had to make it and I was not disappointed. 

Rather than reproduce the recipe, please go check it out at Sam’s blog first and I’ll just tell you how we deviated from her original.  Her recipe calls for 8 chicken thighs but since we had 10, I just used a bit more of everything except the red wine and I eliminated the sugar – we like the acidic tomato flavor and never add sugar to our sauces.  I didn’t have any fresh parsley for garnish but added about a half teaspoon of dried to the sauce.

I fried the chicken in two batches of five and these are the first ones.

This is the sauce and chicken cooking together and it took about 30 minutes for ours to get to an internal temp of 185F.

We decided to serve ours over rice so we did not plate the whole dish but made up each plate – this is mine with a side salad but before Bev added a chunk of very good homemade bread.

We all loved the dish and will definitely make it again.  Thanks Sam for an excellent supper on a very cold winter night here at Almost Heaven South.

Photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


1/10/16 meal date


  1. That looks very tasty thanks for the link.

  2. I love these types of braised chicken dishes. Heading over to take a look.

  3. Larry, Very attractive and relatively healthy too! I like chicken and rice... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  4. I think it looks excellent! My kind of dinner.

  5. So glad you liked it Larry. It's easy, which appeals to me lately. Stay warm. I know it's cold there - Murphy got more snow in one day that we got during our entire 11 years there. A couple of tornadoes touched down in Cape Coral last week not far from us and we had lots of high winds and torrential rains one day. Cool in SW Florida today too, in the 40's this morning with lots of sunshine during the day. Picture card perfect winter Florida today.

  6. We love chicken and wine.....and I love easy, too! Since we always have chicken handy, this would be a great go to meal!

    1. And...I forgot to say that Sam's blog is always spot on!!

  7. I don't know what you mean - you're a great food blogger! We love your recipes and posts. This is another delicious looking meal that would make us very happy! Stay warm :)

  8. It does look delicious, Larry! Comfort food kicked up a notch with the wine and seasonings. I would definitely love to try this one. Hope your part of the SE doesn't get slammed by the storm!

  9. I need to do something like this for Trevor, he's getting bored with grilled foods.


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