Following a weekend bacchanal full of Champagne kisses and caviar dreams, usher in the brand-new work week with a down-to-earth meal that's affordable, wholesome, and easy to prepare.
Use leftover chicken thighs, leftover white wine from your New Year's celebration, and frozen vegetables to create an aromatic chicken braise.
Serve the one-pot meal atop a heaping mound of brown rice, and you've got a healthful dinner. See the recipe when you keep reading. Adapted from Everyday Food
Ingredients 2 cups long-grain white rice Directions Serves 4.
Braised Chicken with White Wine, Tomatoes, and Peas
12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (3 1/2 pounds total)
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
1 box (10 ounces) frozen peas
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Adapted from Everyday Food
2 cups long-grain white rice