Chicken Nicoise


1 (4 lb) chicken cut into pieces
2 tsp thyme
kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
5 tbs olive oil
1/2 cup lean salt pork
3 onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 (14 oz) can of tomatoes
2 bay leaves
1/2 cup dry red wine
1/2 cup cured ripe olives
1/2 cup chopped parsley
This is a whole chicken prepared in a deep delicious home style sauce.

  • Season chicken pieces with thyme, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a large stock pot.
  • Add salt pork and chicken.
  • Saute for 15 minutes, browning chicken pieces on all sides.
  • Remove pork and chicken from pot, discarding pork.
  • Add onions to stock pot and cook over low heat for 10 minutes, adding more oil if necessary.
  • Add chicken, garlic tomatoes, bay leaves and red wine. Mix well.
  • Simmer uncovered, for 35 to 40 minutes, basting chicken frequently.
  • Prior to serving, remove bay leaves and garlic.
  • Add olives and sprinkle with parsley.




15 min


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