Sailboat Galley – Sicilian Chicken

A chicken breast, also known as a Statler chicken breast or a chicken suprême, is a chicken breast with the first joint of the wing still attached. Chicken thighs cooked in paprika-flavored tomato sauce with olives and white beans.

Firm and shiny black olives, savory Pantelleria capers, juicy Pachino tomatoes, and fragrant sprigs of wild fennel are the Mediterranean flavors found in the Sicilian-style chicken, a sincere second course you will love for its genuine simplicity.

A touch of fresh chili pepper lends itself to the strong and proud character of this dish, and its rustic appearance evokes the lavish lunches of a bygone era when bringing meat to the table was a privilege to be reserved for important occasions, and the dish was enriched only by the smells and aromas of its land of origin.


Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

50 mins

Total Time

1 hr


4 sailors


How to prepare it:

  • To make Sicilian-style chicken, wash and dry the cherry tomatoes, then cut them in half 1 and set them aside. Remove the center of the chili peppers, cut them to extract the seeds 2, then slice them thinly 3.
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan, add the two garlic cloves 4 and chili peppers 5 and brown for a couple of minutes, then add the chicken 6.
  • Brown the chicken pieces 2-3 minutes per side over medium heat, then pour in the cherry tomatoes 7, olives 8, and capers 9,
  • then add the wild fennel 10. Blend with wine 11, let it evaporate, then pour in the water 12.
  • Cover the pan with a lid 13 and continue cooking for 25 minutes over low heat. Then, add the remaining fennel and continue cooking without the lid for 15-20 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally. After cooking, remove the garlic cloves and adjust the salt if necessary 14. Serve your Sicilian-style chicken hot 15.

    Sicilian-style chicken can be kept in the refrigerator for 3 days in an airtight container. You can freeze the cooked preparation if you have used fresh ingredients.

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