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Tender-Crisp Spring Braise

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Tender-Crisp Spring Braise

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Start to Finish 50 mins

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This dish gets all its rich flavor from a couple of chicken thighs.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces new potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 4 small carrots with tops, trimmed and diagonally cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 cups mushrooms, halved (12 oz.)
  • 1 large onion, cut in thin wedges
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut in 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh tarragon


  1. In extra-large nonstick skillet heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat Evenly layer potatoes and carrots in skillet. Cook, uncovered, 5 minutes, until potatoes are golden, turning once. Add mushrooms and onions. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring often. Add garlic and asparagus; cook 3 minutes. Transfer vegetables to bowl; set aside.
  2. In same skillet heat remaining oil. Sprinkle chicken with half the salt and pepper. Cook chicken in hot oil about 3 minutes, until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add broth; bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 3 minute or until no pink remains. Increase heat to medium-high. Stir in cooked vegetables; heat through. Stir in snipped tarragon and remaining salt and pepper. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Tender-Crisp Spring Braise)

Servings Per Recipe 4, pro. (g) 15, cal. (kcal) 266, vit. C (mg) 28, iron (mg) 4, calcium (mg) 81, sugar (g) 9, Fat, total (g) 12, vit. A (IU) 10836, Potassium (mg) 1122, sodium (mg) 483, carb. (g) 28, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Monosaturated fat (g) 8, Folate (µg) 109, sat. fat (g) 2, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, fiber (g) 7, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, Niacin (mg) 8, Riboflavin (mg) 1, Thiamin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 29

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