Caramelized fennel & stewed tomatoes create for a deceptively complex flavor
This chicken dish embodies the simplicity of French country cuisine, where incredible flavor is achieved with only a few fresh ingredients. Caramelized fennel and onions produce a delicately sweet flavor, while the tomatoes create just enough of a saucey base to spoon over grains or potatoes.
If you enjoy delicate tasting food, without overpowering spices, you will love the subtle complexity of this chicken stew.
Although my process photos show a whole chicken, I prefer the clean taste of chicken breasts for this recipe. The sauce is so delicate, the gamey flavor is too overpowering in this instance. Plus, breasts are much easier to chop and cube!
Don’t be afraid to use butter to caramelize the fennel and onions! You just can’t beat the flavor of browned butter. What’s better, butter from pasture-raised cows is full of nutrients essential to assimilating all the other incredible nutrients in the meal.
If you intend to use an oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil would be a good option here because you’re not cooking at super high temperatures. Avocado oil is another good option for a nuetral tasting and healthy choice.
Serve over millet or potatoes, and garnish with parsley and fresh diced cherry tomatoes.
Get the recipe for millet here>>