Braised Chicken with Caramelized Balsamic-Brown Sugar Glaze

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Total Time
1hr 20mins
20 mins
1 hr

This is an interesting chicken breast entree ... the balsamic vinegar caramelizes nicely with the brown sugar and shallots. I was following a basic recipe and then started adding things to turn it into something completely different! Serve with mashed potatoes, definitely!

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  1. Melt butter with 1 teaspoon of the Liquid Smoke.
  2. Saute shallots until golden, then add garlic.
  3. Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste, then brown chicken about 10 minutes, turning once.
  4. Add garlic and one cup of water to skillet and boil, stirring, one minute.
  5. Return chicken to skillet and arrange skin sides up.
  6. Gently simmer, covered, until chicken is cooked through and garlic is tender, about 35 minutes.
  7. Remove chicken from skillet; add balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and remaining one teaspoon of Liquid Smoke.
  8. Boil, uncovered, until slightly thickened.
  9. Return chicken to pan and allow sauce to vinegar-sugar mixture to caramelize a bit on the chicken, about 10 more minutes.
  10. Season to tast with salt and pepper and serve!