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Chicken with Orange and Olives
Serves 2

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from Real Fast Food

2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons butter
2 whole chicken legs
1 cup chicken stock
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
12 black olives, pitted
1 orange, cut in half and then into thin slices
1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
freshly ground black pepper
Heat the oil and half the butter in a shallow pan. Brown the chicken pieces on both sides, then add the chicken stock. Stir in the thyme, olives, and the orange slices. Cover and simmer gently for 20 minutes
Check that the chicken is cooked- when pierced with the point of a knife the juices should run clear-then remove the pieces to a warm serving plate.
Taste the sauce, add the parsley, and season with pepper and very carefully, if at all, with salt. Turn up the heat and reduce the liquid by bubbling down to 2/3 cup, then whisk in the remaining. butter. The sauce will be shiny and slightly thickened when it is ready.
Plate the chicken pieces and pour over the sauce. Serve with a starchy accessory, such as wide noodles or steamed potatoes.