Champagne and Garlic Braised Chicken Thighs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
Recipe adapted from Williams-Sonoma's Essentials of Slow Cooking.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: braised, chicken, chicken and garlic, one pot
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Calories: 728 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 3-4 pounds bone-in chicken thighs skin-on
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 heads garlic separated into cloves, unpeeled
  • 3/4 cup champagne or other white wine
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 4 sprigs of thyme plus extra for garnish
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  1. In a large dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides and add to the pot skin side down. (You may need to work in batches.) Cook the chicken until the skin is crispy and golden brown, approximately 4-5 minutes and then flip to the other side. Continue cooking until crispy. Transfer to a plate and repeat until all the chicken is cooked.
  2. Pour off all but two tablespoons of fat and add the garlic cloves. Saute until they are golden brown and then pour in the wine to deglaze the pan. Scrap the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon or spatula to release the brown bits. Stir in the dijon mustard and then return the chicken to the pan. Top with the sprigs of thyme. Cover and cook over med-low heat for 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked thoroughly.
  3. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter and cover with foil. Place a fine-mesh sieve over a bowl and strain the pan juices. Press on the garlic with a spoon or spatula to squeeze out the liquid and pulp. Pour the mixture into a small saucepan and add the stock. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat and season to taste with salt and pepper. Uncover the chicken and top with the sauce. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Champagne and Garlic Braised Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 728 Calories from Fat 495
% Daily Value*
Fat 55g85%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 283mg94%
Sodium 328mg14%
Potassium 699mg20%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 47g94%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.