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A Weeknight Masterpiece Starring Our Go-To Secret Weapons
Some of the quickest ways to bump up the flavor of a dish are: shallots, olives, wine, garlic, capers and herbs. And this ridiculously easy recipe uses every one of them. It's from Marcela Valladolid's latest, Casa Marcela, and simply entails searing chicken thighs until they're golden brown then simmering them with the aforementioned ingredients, along with artichoke hearts and some chicken stock. In about 40 minutes, you'll have tender chicken and a rich sauce, perfect for sopping up with crusty bread.

Get the recipe: Braised Chicken Thighs (Pollo del Valle)