Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Chicken with Artichokes and Avgolemono

Here is another great recipe from Elly Says Opa!
My husband loved this so much he wants me to add it to the rotation of our "regulars". The lemon and artichokes make this dish very tangy and the texture of the sauce is fabulous! I will add more dill next time, however.

Chicken with Artichokes and Avgolemono

1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 pieces bone-in chicken (I used 3 chicken breasts)
1 small onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1.5 cups chicken broth
Dill, to taste (I used 3 T. fresh dill)
1 cup artichoke hearts
1 egg
1 lemon, juiced
a little cornstarch
salt and pepper

Heat a pan over medium heat and add the olive oil. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper and then brown in the hot oil. Remove the chicken, and add the diced onions to the pan, cooking until translucent. Stir in the garlic until fragrant. Add the chicken broth, being sure to scrape up all the browned bits as you deglaze, and bring to a boil. Add the dill, chicken, and salt and pepper to taste. Cover and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.

Add the artichoke hearts and continue to cook, this time uncovered, for about 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the artichokes are tender. Season to taste if necessary.

In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, lemon juice and a little cornstarch. Slowly add a couple ladles full of the broth from the pan (I find it easier to plate the chicken first, so you don't have to maneuver around that) to the egg-lemon mixture, whisking constantly so your eggs don't scramble. Then, slowly add that mixture back into the pan, again whisking constantly. Stir until thickened. Pour the avgolemono sauce over the chicken and artichokes (and rice!)


Joelen said...

I need to make this soon! My husband loves the soup and I'm sure he'd love this dish as well.

Elly said...

I'm so glad you guys liked the chicken! It looks great.