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Tomato-Fennel Chicken Thighs with Cauliflower and Olives

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 40 min.
Cayenne pepper, fennel seeds, garlic, and Kalamata olives give this dish a distinct savory flavor with a bit of heat.


  • 8 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup dry white wine, divided
  • 1 28 oz can tomatoes, crushed
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp sun-dried tomatoes, minced
  • 1 lemon, grated for zest
  • 1 cup Kalamata olives, pitted
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 4 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 Tbs parsley, chopped


  • In large pot over high heat, warm olive oil. Add chicken and brown on both sides, cooking for about 3 - 4 minutes per side. Remove chicken from heat; reduce heat to low. Pour off excess oil. Add to same pot garlic and 1 tablespoon white wine. Cook 1 minute. Stir in remaining wine, crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, fennel seeds, cayenne pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, lemon zest and olives.
  • Return chicken to pot; increase heat to high. Bring sauce to a simmer. Reduce heat to low; cover pot. Simmer 25 minutes. Stir in cauliflower florets. Simmer cauliflower and chicken together 10 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and cauliflower is tender.
  • To serve, spoon chicken onto serving platter and top with sauce. Sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 459
  Calories from Fat 212 (46%)
(37%)Total Fat 24g
(10%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(38%)Cholesterol 115mg
(51%)Sodium 1234mg
(36%)Potassium 1243mg
Total Carbohydrate 21g
(22%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 8g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(65%)Protein 33g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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