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    Cider Braised Chicken over Smoked Cheddar Grits

    Cider Braised Chicken over Smoked Cheddar Grits. Photo by CarolAT

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    Total Time:

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    1 hr

    15 mins

    45 mins

    dicentra's Note:

    2007 National Chicken Cooking Contest Finalist Candace McMenamin, Lexington, SC

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    1. 1
      In large skillet over medium high heat, place 2 tablespoons olive oil.
    2. 2
      Add chicken and cook about 3 minutes per side, until browned. Remove to 9x12-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
    3. 3
      In small bowl, whisk together apple cider, thyme, garlic salt and honey; pour over chicken.
    4. 4
      Place in 350°F oven and bake about 45 minutes or until fork tender. In large skillet, heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium high heat.
    5. 5
      Add onions and saute about 3 minutes or until transparent.
    6. 6
      Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove lid and continue cooking about 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
    7. 7
      In medium saucepan, place water and bring to rapid boil.
    8. 8
      Stir in grits, reduce heat to medium low and cover. Cook about 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
    9. 9
      Reduce heat to low; stir in butter and cheese and continue stirring until melted. Cover and remove from heat.
    10. 10
      To serve, place equal amounts of grits in 4 shallow bowls. Top with onion mixture and 2 chicken thighs. Garnish with thyme sprigs. Makes 4 servings.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 28, 2010


      What can be better than chicken and grits? This is a great combination of two of my favorite things. I really liked the creamy cheesy grits with the tender chicken thighs. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cider Braised Chicken over Smoked Cheddar Grits

    Serving Size: 1 (612 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 744.8
    Calories from Fat 363
    Total Fat 40.4 g
    Saturated Fat 16.6 g
    Cholesterol 174.7 mg
    Sodium 386.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 56.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
    Sugars 15.8 g
    Protein 39.2 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    unsweetened apple cider

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