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Slow-Cooked Chicken and Egg Noodles
As temperatures drop, slow-cooked meals that are warm and hearty really hit the spot! Our slow-cooked chicken recipe filled with herbs, noodles and olives makes a satisfying dinner on a cold night.
Serves: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 75 minutes


2 Tbsp./1 oz. vegetable oil
8 each/3 ½ lb. bone-in, skin-off Chicken thighs
2 heads (~30 cloves)/5 oz. peeled garlic cloves
2 large sprigs rosemary (or about 2 Tbsp. leaves only)
¼ cup/2 oz. tomato paste
½ cup/4 oz. red wine vinegar
4 cups/32 oz. no salt-added chicken stock
¼ cup/2 oz. dark brown sugar
1 cup/4 oz. black olives, such as Niçoise or Kalamata, pitted
8 oz. egg noodles
parsley, chopped (optional)

1. Heat a large Dutch oven (or heavy-bottomed soup pot) over medium-high heat. Add the oil and brown the thighs on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Add the garlic, rosemary and tomato paste. Stir the tomato paste to allow it to caramelize a bit, and allow the garlic and rosemary to become slightly aromatic, about 1 minute.

2. Deglaze the pan with the vinegar. Add the stock and brown sugar. Bring liquid to the boil then reduce to a simmer. Stir in the olives. Simmer the stew, covered, for 1 hour.*

3. Remove the cover and continue to cook another 15 minutes to concentrate the sauce. Stews are always better the longer they cook, so if you have more time, by all means cook it longer. You may need to add more stock or water. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

4. While the chicken is simmering, bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Cook the egg noodles according to package directions. Drain and reserve.

5. Divide the egg noodles between 8 bowls. Top with chicken and sauce.

Source: Pasta Fits