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Make Ahead Tips
You can prepare the braise through the step of reducing the sauce, and then refrigerate the chicken in its sauce, tightly covered, for up to five days or freeze for up to three months. When ready to serve, reheat the chicken in its sauce and stir in the garnishes.
This is one of my favorite recipes of all time! This dish is effortless yet impressive company food and even easier and tastier if you make a day before. My six year-old also loves it. I have made it both with and without chickpeas and both versions are great-slightly heartier with chickpeas. My current version includes kalamata olives (I prefer them to oil cured) and chopped cilantro as a garnish. I make preserved lemons in the winter when lemons are at their peak (using another foolproof FC recipe) and when they are ready this is the recipe I look forward to making. One word of caution: the preserved lemons, olives and capers all add a fair amount of salt. Other than salting the chicken before browning it, don't add any salt until after you've added those final ingredients, and tasted it, or else it can get too salty.
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