Italian Riviera braised chicken, so easy so tasty!

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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.

Traditional Italian Riviera braised chicken with tomatoes, olives, pine nuts, garlic and rosemary.

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!

Traditional Italian Riviera braised chicken with tomatoes, olives, pine nuts, garlic and rosemary.
Traditional Italian Riviera braised chicken with tomatoes, olives, pine nuts, garlic and rosemary.

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