Braised Chicken - By Google!

I live in a Google-ful household. Sky and I both have phones that run Android, and I write on a Chromebook. I am sometimes a little creeped out by how much information Google has on my life at this point, but damn if they don't make things convenient! Bon Appetit had a fascinating feature about how Google organizes its cafeteria, and it included this recipe for braised chicken with kale. The chicken is moist, the kale is hearty, and the whole dish is just unbelievably flavorful - who knew Google could cook?

A note: To brown the chicken, I used two pots and then consolidated them into one when it came time to cook them in the liquid. If you don't have two pots, you can do the browning in two batches.

Total time to cook: 1 hour
Makes four servings

4 chicken legs with the skin on, the thighs and drumsticks separated
1 tbsp paprika
2 tsp vegetable oil (one per pot for browning the chicken)
1 medium white onion, sliced
6 garlic cloves, sliced
2 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 cup white wine
4 sprigs thyme
1 large bunch of kale (cut off the stems and ribs and tear into medium pieces)
Kosher salt and pepper, for seasoning
1 lemon wedge per serving

- Season the chicken with the paprika, salt (only a little), and pepper.
- In each pot, heat one teaspoon of oil over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until all sides are browned, about 10 minutes. Put the chicken on a plate.
- In one of the pots (or the only one, if that's what you're working with), cook the garlic and onion for about 10 minutes until the onion is softened and starting to brown.
- Put all of the chicken into the pot. Pour in the broth and wine, and lay the sprigs of thyme across the top.
- Bring the liquid to a boil, then cover the pot and reduce the heat. Simmer for about 35 minutes.
- Add the kale to the pot, but don't mix it up. Put the cover back on and cook for another five minutes or so, until the kale is wilted.
- Get rid of the herbs. Serve the kale and chicken immediately, with a little of the broth.


  1. In the process of making this right now! The pics are gorgeous. xoxo

  2. We have made this recipe 3 or 4 times now and refer to it as "Zoey Chicken"