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    Braised Chicken with Caramelized Balsamic-Brown Sugar Glaze

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    1 hr 20 mins

    20 mins

    1 hr

    EdsGirlAngie's Note:

    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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    Directions:

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

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 16, 2004

      55

      Mmmm! The flavor of this dish was super. I loved the balance of flavors. I admit I got distracted and let mine get a little, shall we say, over-caramelized, but it was really good even so, just extra sticky. I'll be more vigilant next time and now I'll enjoy it even more.

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    • on July 10, 2004

      55

      This was delicious. I used chicken thighs, because this is my favorite piece of chicken and I left out the liquid smoke (did not have any). The chicken was tender and very moist. Of course we will have leftovers tomorrow. Definitely a keeper! Thanks EdsGirlAngie

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    Nutritional Facts for Braised Chicken with Caramelized Balsamic-Brown Sugar Glaze

    Serving Size: 1 (197 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 394.4
     
    Calories from Fat 224
    56%
    Total Fat 24.9 g
    38%
    Saturated Fat 11.1 g
    55%
    Cholesterol 123.3 mg
    41%
    Sodium 199.4 mg
    8%
    Total Carbohydrate 9.9 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 6.8 g
    27%
    Protein 30.8 g
    61%

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