Thursday, February 25, 2016

Spicy Chicken & Sausage

This is a family favorite, chicken thighs with sausage and hot cherry peppers! It's pretty spicy but can easily be tamed by swapping mild sausage and sweet cherry peppers. 
Here's what you'll need:
1 package of skinless chicken thighs with or without the bone
1 lb hot Italian sausage links 
Jarred hot cherry peppers and some of the liquid 
6 cloves garlic peeled
2 onion sliced
1 cup dry white wine
Olive oil
Salt, pepper
Fresh or dried herbs: parsley, rosemary, basil
Preheat the oven to 375. Working in batches, brown the seasoned chicken, cut up sausage and garlic in olive oil over medium high heat. 
When all sides are brown, transfer to a large roasting pan. In the meantime, prepare the peppers by removing stems and seeds and give them a rough chop. Use as few or as many as you'd like. 
When everything is browned and removed to roasting pan add the sliced onion and peppers to the sauté pan and cook for a few minutes. 
Add the wine and a splash of the jar liquid. Scrape the bits from the pan and reduce a bit. 
Combine peppers with the browned chicken  
and bake uncovered for approximately 45 minutes until the chicken is very tender
All you need is some crusty bread and a bottle of wine!