Chicken with Piquillos

This dish is a Spanish dish, as in it comes from Spain.  Much of Spain’s cuisine is Mediterranean and very much European like Italian cuisine.

Chicken with Piquillos


  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken thighs (6 pieces)
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • One 9-ounce jar piquillo peppers, drained
  • 1 cup dry white wine


Rub the garlic all over the chicken, then season with salt; cover and refrigerate for one hour to marinate.

Using a large skillet, heat the oil, over medium high heat; scrape the garlic from the chicken pieces, then brown them on both sides for about 10 minutes.

Transfer chicken to a platter while you prepare the sauce.

Reduce the heat to low and cook the onion, stirring occasionally, until very tender, about 10 minutes; add the peppers and white wine, simmering and scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.

Return the chicken, and any accumulated juices, to the skillet, cover partially, and continue to cook, over low heat, until the chicken is tender and cooked through, about 30 minutes; transfer the chicken to a clean serving platter, spooning the sauce on top to serve.

Serves 6.
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