* Recipe by guest contributor Laney Schwartz, creator of Life is But a Dish
I have a new obsession. Fennel! FENNEL! Where have you been all my life?
I mean, literally it’s been in front of my face forEVER, but why have I only started cooking with it now?
Let’s discuss. Raw fennel very much has a black licorice smell and taste. No thank you! ? Sorry if you’re a black licorice lover, I just cannot even. BUT, when you cook fennel it turns into this golden deliciousness that I just can’t get enough of! I wanna roast it, braise it, sauté it, grill it, and pretty much eat it with every single meal.
Can’t stop won’t stop. I’m also obsessed with it in this chicken dish. Hello favorite new chicken dish ? Oh how I’ve needed you.
It all starts with bone in (yes, bone in) skin on chicken breasts. This is where all the flava-flave is. It gets seared on the stove top and finished in the oven with juicy stewed tomatoes, garbanzo beans and fennel, duh!
I dare you to make this and not absolutely LOVE it.
I double dare you.
Original recipe // Chicken w/ Fennel, Garbanzo Beans & Tomatoes
You can thank me later.