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Chicken Fricassee With Fennel and Artichoke

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This Chicken Fricassee With Fennel and Artichoke will show you how to “do Italian” without nightshades! One of the challenges we face as we go through the initial “elimination” phase of the Fully Functional® Wellness Plan, is living without the Nightshade family for 4-6 weeks. This plant family includes eggplants, sweet bell and chili peppers, potatoes, and tomatoes.

Although we typically associate many Mediterranean and/or Italian dishes with one or more of the Nightshade family, the following recipe shows that other foods and dishes consistent with Italian and Mediterranean cuisines can be made without them. Artichokes, Chickpeas, and Fennel can take starring roles in creating delicious and satisfying meals without tomatoes (or eggplant, or potatoes).

This dish is beyond delicious. Full of bold, warm aromatic flavors, and anti-inflammatory spices, it’s always a hit in our house. If you make it and love it, save it with your favorite anti-inflammatory diet recipes!


For a match made in heaven, pair with our refreshing and zesty French Salad .

Chicken Fricassee With Fennel and Artichoke

Recipe Post Header Image - Chicken Fricassee With Fennel and Artichoke. Image of chicken in a dutch oven.

This dish is beyond delicious. Full of bold, warm aromatic flavors, and anti-inflammatory spices, it’s always a hit in our house. If you make it and love it, save it with your favorite anti-inflammatory diet recipes!

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Prep Time
10 mins

Cook Time
40 mins

Total Time
50 mins

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Course
Main Dish

Cuisine
Italian

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Servings
4

Ingredients

  • 1 whole Chicken cut into pieces
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt coarse
  • 1 pinch ground pepper fresh
  • 1 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 bulb Fennel Trimmed and sliced
  • 15 oz artichoke hearts frozen, thawed
  • 6 cloves garlic peeled and smashed
  • 1 cup Chicken stock
  • 3/4 cup green olives Pitted ‘natural’ or sicilian olives
  • 3 tbsp Flat leaf parsley coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a large sauté pan or Dutch oven over high heat until fragrant.
  3. Add chicken and brown on all sides, 3-4 minutes/side, then transfer chicken to a plate, pouring off excess fat.
  4. Add fennel, artichokes and garlic to pan and sauté until lightly browned, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add chicken back to skillet, then add stock. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer, and braise until chicken is cooked through, ~20 minutes.
  6. Remove chicken and vegetables to a serving dish and cover.
  7. Reduce braising liquid by increasing heat, until liquid is 1/3 to 1/2 cup, then add olives. Pour over chicken and garnish with parsley.
  8. Enjoy!

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