Braised chicken from the Italian Riviera traditional cuisine is one of the most cooked recipe during my cooking classes. Many people love and cook chicken in their Countries and it’s a very easy recipe which doesn’t need any particular cooking skills. At the same time, though, it perfectly incapsulates all the flavors of the Italian Riviera country side: tomatoes, pine-nuts, Taggiasca olives, garlic, rosemary and, of course, extra-virgin olive oil.
Is braised chicken healthy? Yes, it’s a perfect balanced main course with a lot of flavor and few calories. The few are from extra-virgin olive oil which is a very healthy source of vegetable fat.
What to serve with braised chicken? I usually prepare some spinaches sauté in the pan with pine nuts and raising (another very traditional Ligurian side dish). But also roasted potatoes or mashed potatoes will be a good companion as they will perfectly combine and mop the sauce.
Every time we prepare Liguria braised chicken it my guests are amazed. There is no time I haven’t seen a sparkling light in the eyes at the first bite. So, this is the time to share it on the blog too!
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