How to Braise Anything
So try this Italian Chicken Thigh Stew, and then try getting creative and applying the same method with different ingredients. Maybe use lean beef stew meat with onion, celery, carrots, red wine, and beef broth. You’ll see that with an understanding of the basic method, you CAN cook WITHOUT a recipe!
Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a Dutch oven (or large deep skillet with a lid) over medium-high heat. Add chicken, in batches if necessary; cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.
Add onion and garlic to pan, and sauté 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and wine; bring to a simmer. Return chicken to pan, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is done.
Stir in olives and basil. Serve chicken and sauce over pasta.