slow cooked chicken legs with peas and artichoke

June 3, 2013

I really thought that by now you would have seen all of the delicious things my mother prepared for us when she was visiting. I planned on posting more frequently, but life got in the way as it tends to do when it comes between me and this space. I get busy, or the kids fall asleep so late I'm too tired to think or even write coherently. But I'm here now and I promise you will get them all this week. All three that are left. So expect the company.

Here, we have a lovely one-pot meal: chicken legs with peas and artichoke. I usually make countless variations of this for Shabbat: some kind of chicken with some kind of vegetable. All you need is a side of rice or couscous. Easy enough and definitely tasty. 

I especially like the soft texture of the peas and artichoke and the understated tangy flavor the latter adds. The seasoning is simple, yet the combination is wonderful.

Try this for a weeknight meal, or a special dinner. It's light yet hearty and the recipe is one I think you'll come back to often.

(fyi: fennel or zucchini are other favorite substitutes)

chicken legs with peas and artichoke


1lb chicken drumsticks, with skin
2 cups frozen peas, rinsed
1 cup frozen artichoke bottoms, rinsed and sliced
1 onion, sliced
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
cilantro, for garnish


In a wide pan, heat olive oil on medium heat and saute the onion until translucent. Add the drumsticks and panfry them on each side until they are golden in color. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Add the peas, artichoke and enough boiled water to almost cover the mixture. Bring everything to a boil and season with the turmeric, salt, and pepper. Let it boil for 9-10 minutes, cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 25-30 minutes. Garnish with cilantro before serving hot. Pairs well with rice or couscous.


  1. This chicken looks delicious and so flavorful!

  2. i love making chicken with artichokes, but i've never thought of adding peas!

  3. would totally order this ina restaurant!

  4. I love i'm positive i'll like this!

  5. There are no words to tell you how much I love this chicken recipe! I have all of these ingredients in my house and I am definitely making this chicken ASAP!

  6. The pictures are stunning! Thank you so much!

  7. I love these flavors together, and you made it look so delicious with your beautiful photos

  8. I love the combination of peas and artichokes. My mother used to make rice Kubbeh with peas, artichoke and potatoes in a lemon sauce. Such a delicious meal! This is a great chicken recipe and your pictures are fantastic.

  9. these deserve to be on my menu! maybe for shabbat next week.

  10. I love this combination of flavors, this dish is going on my "to make soon" list.

  11. This sounds so great! I love peas and I love a good slow cooker recipe. They come in handy on a busy day.


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