Excite your taste buds with this delicious French cuisine culinary delight, chicken provencal. Chicken leg quarters are seared to perfection then braised in red wine with shallots and garlic in the oven.
The essential ingredient in this dish is herbs de Provence seasoning, just like the name implies. It is an aromatic concoction of Bay leaf, Thyme, Fennel, Rosemary, Chervil, Oregano, Summer, Savory, Mint, Marjoram, Sage, Tarragon and Lavender.
The recipe is so easy but so flavorful thanks to all the amazing, fragrant herbs. Chicken is tender, fall of the bone and juicy. I recommend using thighs and drumsticks, because thicken breast tends to dry out in this recipe.
There are so many variation of this dish, with different ingredients like tomatoes, capers and olives being used. I really love this version with quartered shallots and garlic. These delicious aromatics are excellent flavor builders and pair wonderfully with chicken.
Chicken quarters are drenches in flour to get that perfect sear and then finished in the oven with wine and lemon juice. Lemon adds an unbeatable freshness, brightening up the sauce and cutting through the richness of the chicken flavors.
This dish is great for any occasion be it a fancy and elegant dinner party or just a casual Wednesday night dinner. It is easy to make with just a handful of ingredients with guaranteed outstanding results. Follow the simple steps to make this delicious chicken provencal.