Chicken Thighs with Juniper Berries

Chicken Thighs with Juniper Berries. Juicy chicken thighs simmered with tarragon,stock, wine, juniper and creme fraiche for an easy one pot dinner.
Chicken Thighs with Juniper Berries. Juicy chicken thighs simmered with tarragon,stock, wine, juniper and creme fraiche for an easy one pot dinner.Chicken Thighs with Juniper Berries. This recipe is a revamp of my Chicken with Tarragon and Juniper Berries which was  only my fourth recipe on the blog, back in July 2015. Can't believe it's been 2 years already! It was a real dinner party favourite for many years but, with chicken breasts becoming more expensive, I thought it was time to use the humble chicken thigh. The meat stays moist when it's cooked on the bone, it comes with the skin and there is a deeper flavour. If you have not used juniper berries before they are the main flavouring in gin and the clean aromatic flavour goes perfectly with the tarragon. Chicken Thighs with Juniper Berries. Juicy chicken thighs simmered with tarragon,stock, wine, juniper and creme fraiche for an easy one pot dinner. Trim off any visible fat and excess skin and dredge the thighs in seasoned flour. Heat a little oil and butter in a large shallow pan and put the chicken in skin down for about 5 minutes until golden. Turn over the chicken to brown and remove the excess fat from the pan if you like. Chicken Thighs with Juniper Berries. Juicy chicken thighs simmered with tarragon,stock, wine, juniper and creme fraiche for an easy one pot dinner. Next add the wine and allow to bubble then the stock, tarragon and juniper. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. To keep the skin crispy try not to pour the liquid onto the chicken. Chicken Thighs with Juniper Berries. Juicy chicken thighs simmered with tarragon,stock, wine, juniper and creme fraiche for an easy one pot dinner. Stir the creme fraiche through when the chicken is cooked. Chicken Thighs with Juniper Berries. Juicy chicken thighs simmered with tarragon,stock, wine, juniper and creme fraiche for an easy one pot dinner. Crunchy skin, moist meat and a creamy  tarragon sauce with juniper. What could be better?
Chicken Thighs with Juniper Berries. Juicy chicken thighs simmered with tarragon,stock, wine, juniper and creme fraiche for an easy one pot dinner.
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Chicken Thighs with Juniper Berries

Chicken thighs cooked in a pan with wine, creme fraiche, tarragon, stock and juniper berries for a great supper dish.

Servings 4
Author Amanda

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken thighs trimmed
  • 6 juniper berries lightly crushed
  • 2 tbsp creme fraiche
  • 1 tbsp fresh tarragon
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 50 ml dry white wine
  • 150 ml chicken stock
  • seasoning

Instructions

  1. Season the flour and dredge the chicken.


  2. Heat the oil and butter in a large shallow pan and put the chicken skin down for about 5 minutes until the skin is nicely browned.


  3. Add the stock, wine, juniper and herbs and simmer for about 15 minutes until cooked.

  4. Stir through the crem fraiche before serving.

                                                 

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