Anchovy Chicken Recipe


If you don't fear the anchovies, then this delicious chicken thigh dish with garlic breadcrumbs might because your new favorite. And...

Chicken thighs show up regularly around here. They have more flavor than chicken breasts, and they are much more difficult to dry out when cooking.

Word of warning for the non adventurous: these do contain anchovies.  We promise you won't actually taste the anchovies, but it won't be the same without them, so we hope you're willing to go for it - we think you'll be impressed.

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Anchovy Chicken Recipe

1 Servings


  • 1 1/2 thighs Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 3 Anchovies, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 6 cups Garlic, smashed
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 shallots Shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Green String Beans, ends trimmed



  1. In a food processor, combine 2 of the anchovy fillets with the bread crumbs, garlic, parsley and 1/4 cup of the olive oil; process until evenly blended.
  2. Season the chicken thighs with salt. In a large bowl, toss the chicken with the bread crumb mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  3. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. In a pot of boiling, salted water, blanch the green beans until bright green, about 1 minute. Drain and pat dry.
  4. Grill the chicken thighs over moderate heat until they are lightly charred, crisp and cooked through, about 10 minutes per side. Transfer the thighs to a platter.
  5. In a large skillet, heat the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the shallots and the remaining anchovy fillet and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the shallots are softened, about 5 minutes. Add the green beans and cook, tossing a few times, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Season the green beans with salt and transfer to a serving bowl. Serve the chicken with the green beans.
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Recipe Yields:
2 servings
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Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 520
Calories 2293

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 65g
  Saturated Fat 10g
Sodium 1314mg
Total Carbohydrate 342g
  Dietary Fiber 17g
  Sugars 12g
Protein 92g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.