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Chicken in Chianti

This recipe originally appeared on the Rachael Ray Show. For more recipes and videos from the show visit RachaelRayShow.com [1].

This meal is sexy, simple and affordable.



Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven [2] or large, deep skillet [3] over medium-high heat. Season the chicken liberally with salt and pepper. Brown the chicken in two batches to avoid crowding the pan [4] until well-browned. Remove the cooked chicken pieces to a plate. Add the vegetables, garlic, red pepper flakes and bay leaves to the pot [5] and sweat to soften, 7-8 minutes. Add the wine, bring to a bubble, then add the chicken pieces back to the pot [5] and simmer, 35-40 minutes uncovered; you should have about 1 cup of liquid left. Add the stock and dried fruit; simmer for 8-10 minutes more to plump the fruit.

Garnish dish with nuts and sage, and serve in shallow bowls [6] with bread for mopping.