Classic Braised Chicken with Celery and Potatoes

Classic Braised Chicken with Celery and Potatoes

Serves 4 to 6

This simple braised chicken features a tangy hit from Dijon mustard and earthy sweetness from celery. A delicious sauce gets its creaminess from nonfat yogurt.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 (4-pound) chicken, cut into 10 pieces, skin removed and wings reserved for another use
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon expeller-pressed canola oil
  • 8 celery stalks (about half a large bunch)
  • 4 medium new potatoes (about 1 pound), chopped
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
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Method: 

Sprinkle chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Place flour on a plate and roll chicken pieces in it to coat; shake off excess flour. Heat oil in a Dutch oven or large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken pieces and cook, turning occasionally until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Transfer chicken to a bowl.  

Meanwhile, trim celery, saving any tender leaves for garnish. Use a vegetable peeler to remove any tough strings. Cut celery into 3-inch pieces.  

Lower heat to medium and add celery and potatoes to the pan. Cook, stirring frequently until celery softens, about 5 minutes. Stir in wine and cook, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan until most of the liquid has evaporated. Pour in broth and stir in mustard. Return chicken to the pan, bring to a boil and then lower heat; cover the pan and simmer until chicken is cooked through and very tender, 20 to 25 minutes.  

With a slotted spoon, transfer chicken and vegetables to a large serving bowl. Return the pot to the stove and cook over medium heat until sauce is thickened, about 5 to 6 minutes. Whisk in yogurt, taste sauce and add more salt and pepper if desired, and pour over chicken.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:460 calories (100 from fat), 12g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 185mg cholesterol, 570mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 63g protein
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