Chicken with Speck, Swiss Chard and pine nuts

  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ pound sliced Speck
  • 1 orange
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 1⅓ pounds Swiss chard, roughly chopped
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts

  • Heat oven to 400°. Season chicken with pepper and wrap with Speck. Place in a baking dish. Bake until browned, about 20 minutes. While chicken is baking, cut a 1-inch wide strip of peel from the orange, avoiding the pith, and thinly slice. Set sliced peel aside. Squeeze juice from orange. Remove chicken from oven. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add chard and orange peel; cook, stirring, until chard is wilted, about 5 minutes. Season with salt. Transfer chicken to skillet with chard; add orange juice and pine nuts, bring to a gentle simmer over medium-low heat. Cover and cook until chicken is cooked through and flavors have blended, about 10 minutes. 
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