Recipe By Sumac and Salsa
Rating
Published Jul 23rd
Prep 15m Cook 35m Additional 10m Ready In 1h
Servings 4 servings Calories 319.7

Juicy chicken thighs are braised in a delicious curry-saffron sauce. A simple chicken dish to impress company or to have for a weeknight dinner! Serve with rice, greens, or salad!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 3 tablespoons hot water, or more as needed
  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 ½ cups chicken stock

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place saffron threads into a small bowl and crush them up a bit with a spoon. Add 3 to 4 tablespoons of hot water and stir. Let bloom for about 10 minutes - the water should turn bright yellow/orange. Set aside.
  2. 2 Season chicken thighs on both sides with about 1 teaspoon salt and freshly cracked pepper.
  3. 3 Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken thighs and sear on both sides until golden, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove and place on a plate to the side. Add onion to the same skillet and cook until soft and translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in garlic and curry powder and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. 4 Pour in chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and add saffron mixture. Season with remaining 1 teaspoon salt and freshly cracked pepper. Stir to combine. Return chicken thighs to the skillet, cover, and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes, flipping thighs halfway through cook time. Season to taste and serve with the sauce.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 319.7
  • Carbohydrate 5 g
  • Cholesterol 96 mg
  • Fat 20.7 g
  • Fiber 1.1 g
  • Protein 27.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.3 g
  • Sodium 1301.1 mg
  • Sugar 1.4 g

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Chef's Notes

You can use turmeric instead of curry powder if you like. I recommend using Diamond Crystal(R) kosher salt.
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