By: Karl Bublitz On: May 2, 2023 In: Karl's Kitchen Comments: 0

Karl’s Kitchen – Santa Maria Braised Chicken Thighs


2lbs chicken thighs
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 sliced onion
1 can fire roasted tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
2 cups of spinach
1 cup mushrooms
1 lemon
Splash of chicken stock


  1. Liberally season the chicken with your favorite Santa Maria seasoning. My personal favorite is Kinders. Sear the chicken in a hot Dutch oven on both sides and remove it from the pan. You do not need to cook the chicken all the way through.
  2. Meanwhile, slice the onion, mushrooms, and mince the garlic. Once the chicken has been removed from the pan, place the onions, mushrooms, and garlic in the pan and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the fire-roasted tomatoes, spinach, juice of a whole lemon, and a splash of chicken stock to the pan. Add the chicken back to the pan, combine the ingredients, and cover. Cook for an additional 30-40 minutes or until the chicken is tender and easily falls apart.

Tip: My favorite way to serve it is over rice or mashed potatoes.

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