Braised Chicken with Artichokes in Mushroom-Sherry Sauce
Simple and elegant braised chicken dish, with artichokes and mushrooms in a sauce made with chicken stock and sherry. Equally impressive for entertaining or on the table for the family.
Course Main Course
Keyword braised chicken, chicken with mushrooms, mushroom sauce
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 1hour20minutes
Total Time 1hour30minutes
Author Kelly Wildenhaus | the hungry bluebird
1½teaspoons kosher salt
½teaspoonsmoked paprika (or regular paprika)
¼teaspoonfreshly cracked black pepper
6chicken thighs, bone-in, skin-on
6tablespoonsbutter (I used salted Kerrygold)
8ouncesmushrooms, white button or cremini, wiped clean and quartered
¾cupchicken stock, preferably homemade
112- to 15-ouncecan or jar artichoke hearts, quartered, drained
Preheat oven to 375º. Combine salt, pepper and paprika and then season chicken thighs evenly all over with mixture.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and then add 4 tablespoons of butter. Place chicken skin side down and brown well, about 5 minutes. Turn and brown other side for about 3 more minutes. Do this in two batches and adjust heat accordingly as needed. Remove to a large Dutch oven with lid, or casserole dish.
Drain off butter and wipe pan relatively clean. Add 2 more tablespoons butter and when melted, add the mushrooms. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes, adding a little more butter if dry and starting to burn. Sprinkle with flour and stir to coat for about 30 seconds. Pour in chicken stock and sherry, simmer for 2 - 3 minutes, stirring and scraping up any browned bits. Season with salt and pepper.
Arrange the artichoke pieces around and in between the chicken thighs. Pour the mushroom-sherry sauce over the chicken and artichokes. Cover and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Serve with rice or potatoes.
I've used white button and cremini mushrooms. My husband loves creminis, I like both. Either works, your preference.
I used jarred artichokes that were already quartered. Do not use marinated artichokes, watch the label and buy ones canned in water.