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Riesling Braised Chicken with Artichoke Hearts

By Noblenourishment @NobleNourish

Up until last week, I didn’t even know what an artichoke heart looked like, never mind how it tasted.

Recently, I was sent a bottle of Blue Nun wine and some Sophie Mitchell (from the How To Cook Yourself Thin TV programme) recipe suggestions.  There was one for Riesling Braised Chicken with artichoke hearts that sounded mouth watering, so I had to try it.

I was pleasantly surprised! Having hearts for dinner isn’t as gory as it sounds.

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This Riesling Braised Chicken is an excellent midweek meal, which would probably taste even better the next day (we scoffed it all before we could find this out for ourselves, though!).

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 6 shallots, peeled and halved
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 300ml Blue Nun River Riesling
  • 600ml chicken stock
  • 150g artichoke hearts
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp corn flour and a little water

Riesling Braised Chicken with Artichoke Hearts

First, I browned the chicken in a little olive oil for a couple of minutes (each side), before setting aside for later.

Riesling Braised Chicken with Artichoke Hearts

Next, I fried the shallots, garlic, carrots and thyme for 5 minutes.

Riesling Braised Chicken with Artichoke Hearts

Returning the chicken to the pan, I added the wine and simmered for 10 minutes.

Riesling Braised Chicken with Artichoke Hearts

Next went in the chicken stock and artichoke hearts, and I let everything simmer for a further 40 minutes.

Riesling Braised Chicken with Artichoke Hearts

Just before the 40 minutes were up, I mixed a teaspoon of cornflour with a little water, then stirred into the sauce for the final few minutes, thickening it up nicely.

I served it with cream cheese & chive mash, and some crunchy green beans. Delicious!

Riesling Braised Chicken with Artichoke Hearts

I’m fairly certain this would work nicely, bunged in the slow cooker for 4-5 hours too.

This is a great meal for those who are clinging on to those last embers of summer, as it has a nice, light taste to it. I’m no longer in denial about the onset of winter… the gloves came out of hibernation this morning. Bring on the stodge!

Blue Nun River Riesling is priced with a RRP of around £5.99 and available to buy from most UK supermarkets.

Enjoy

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