Braised Chicken with Summer Tomatoes

Ingredients:
  • 4 1/2 pounds, chicken
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons, extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup, extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large, yellow onion – chopped
  • 10 cloves, garlic – peeled
  • 1/2 cup, white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups, chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons, fresh tarragon – finely chopped
  • 4 sprigs, fresh tarragon
  • 3/4 heirloom tomatoes – cored

Directions:

1. Season chicken with salt and pepper

2. In stovetop-safe insert of slow cooker over medium/high heat, warm 2 tablespoons oil

3. Add chicken, skin side down; brown, turning once, 7-8 minutes total.

4. Transfer to plate

5. Add onion to insert; reduce heat to medium

6. Cook 8 minutes

7. Add garlic; cook for 2 minutes

8. Add wine; simmer 1 minute

9. Add 1/2 cup oil and broth;season with salt and pepper

10. place chicken, skin side up, in insert; tuck tarragon springs in between chicken pieces

11. Place tomatoes on top

12. Bring to a simmer

13. Place insert in slow-cooker base; cover and cook for 3 hours

14. Using spoon, transfer chicken, tomatoes, some of onion-garlic mixture and braising juices to platter.

15. Garnish with chopped tarragon

16. Serve with white cheddar grits or mashed potatoes.