Thanks Webster's Online Dictionary, couldn't have said it better myself! I like to braise most of my foods because it doesn't take a lot of time, and the meat always comes out "fall apart" tender. This is a quick, easy recipe, which is also extremely healthy, especially if you can use all organic ingredients.
Chicken Thighs (braised with olives)
6 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
1 medium onion, sliced
3 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 cup kalamata olives (not jarred variety,
purchase fresh from a deli bar)
6 oz. fresh baby mushrooms
1 small red pepper, sliced thin
3 cups fresh baby spinach
1/4 cup cooking sherry or dry white wine
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
In a large skillet, pour in olive oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pan. Add the butter and stir until melted. Prepare the onion and garlic, add to the hot pan.
Food For Thought:
Olives and olive oil are a significant staple of the Mediterranean culture and are associated with countless health benefits, including lower incidence of heart disease and certain kinds of cancer.
( from: The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., CNS)