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Braised Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Serves 4

This idea came from my braised chicken and vegetables made with white potatoes, which is in the similar and related recipes. I made a few changes to the ingredients, most significantly substituting sweet potatoes for the white. It makes a quick, easy and delicious Southern-style one pot meal.

Braised Chicken Recipe Photo

Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Season on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet or sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the oil, then the chicken, skin-side down, and brown on each side, about 3 minutes per side. Remove chicken from pan and drain off excess fat.

Return the chicken to the pan and add the remaining ingredients, starting with the wine. Season with additional salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until chicken is done and potatoes are tender, about 40 minutes. Check occasionally and add a little water if the pan dries out. Serve immediately.

Notes: When braising, I usually use bone-in chicken pieces and remove the skin. Skinless pieces will not render as much fat, so there is no need to drain the pan after browning. When I have fresh marjoram on hand, I like to add some at the end of cooking for an extra burst of flavor.