Meet Chicken Murphy: A One-Pot Wonder for Easy Italian Comfort

This recipe belongs in your winter rotation.

<p>Dotdash Meredith Food Studios</p>

Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

When chilly winter days make you crave a stick-to-the-ribs kind of dinner, we’ve got just the thing. It’s a simple, tried-and-true comfort meal that won’t add extra stress to your day, but also won’t bore your family’s tastebuds—and it’s called Chicken Murphy.

This hearty stew, made with potatoes, veggies, and two kinds of meat, is a regular on our tables this time of year. It’s perfect for feeding a crowd (i.e. all the folks in town for the holidays), and it comes together in less than an hour, so you can spend your time checking off your winter to-do list instead of monitoring the stovetop. It’s comfort food with a kick, and it’s sure to become a new family favorite.

"“This is so wonderfully savory. It’s perfect for a cold fall day!”"

Allrecipes user ntrabucco

What Is Chicken Murphy?

Chicken Murphy is an Italian-American dish made with chicken, Italian sausage, potatoes, bell peppers, and hot peppers, all cooked together in a creamy garlic and white wine sauce. Similar to a Chicken Cacciatore, this rustic-style stew is an all-in-one meal, and although it’s typically served over a plate of pasta, it’s just as delicious eaten right out of the bowl with a side of crusty bread.

Our recipe uses chicken thighs, one of our favorite chicken cuts, to add extra flavor and richness. It also includes Peppeadew peppers, which, if you’re unfamiliar, are small red peppers with a snappy texture and a uniquely sweet heat. Their spicy, slightly fruity flavor really makes the chicken dish come to life, cutting through the richness of the sauce. But, if you can’t find them, you can substitute pickled banana peppers or sweet pickled cherry peppers for a similar kick.

Some users like to load up their meal with more veggies, like peas or leeks, while others add more cornstarch to thicken up the sauce even further. No matter how you tweak it, Chicken Murphy is a cozy, homestyle favorite that’s perfect for feeding a hungry household.

<p>Dotdash Meredith Food Studios</p>

Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

How to Make Chicken Murphy

In a large pot or Dutch oven, start by cooking Italian sausage until browned, then transfer it with a slotted spoon to a separate bowl. Dredge cubed chicken thighs in flour, then transfer them to the pot to cook until lightly browned, about 4 or 5 minutes. Once cooked, move the chicken to the bowl with the sausage.

Add oil to the pot, then toss in your veggies: mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers, and cook until tender (6-8 minutes). Stir in some chopped garlic and cook for another minute, then stir in potatoes, white wine, chicken broth, brine, Italian seasoning, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and let simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork-tender.

Finally, add the Peppadew peppers, browned chicken, and sausage and stir until the whole dish is cooked through and covered in the creamy sauce. Sprinkle with fresh parsley, then tell the family it's time to serve up. This recipe makes eight hearty servings, and if you have any leftovers, they'll be even better the next day.

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