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Chicken with tarragon, garlic & olives<

Chicken with tarragon, garlic & olives

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A family supper that is easy to prepare and creates lovely juices to add to rice or steamed potatoes.
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Cooking Instructions:
Season the chicken with plenty of ground black pepper, and salt. Heat the butter in a sauté pan and brown the chicken over a medium heat. Remove the chicken from the pan, then add the bacon with the garlic and cook gently for about 2 mins until just golden. Turn up the heat, add the lemon zest and white wine, then simmer rapidly for a few mins.
Reduce the heat, add the stock. olives and half the tarragon. Return the chicken to the pan and simmer gently for about 30 mins until the chicken is cooked through and tender, and the wine stock has reduced. Garnish with extra tarragon.
6 chicken thighs , skin on
knob of butter
85 g smoked bacon , cut into small chunks
4 garlic cloves , roughly chopped
grated zest 1 lemon
300 ml dry white wine
300 ml chicken stock
about 20 mixed olives
small handful tarragon leaves