Braised Balsamic Chicken With Garlic and Onions

Recipe by Charmie777
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 6
    pieces bacon, cut into 1/4 inch strips
  • 1
    chicken, cut into 8 pieces (or 8 pieces of your favorite cut)
  • 1
    lb onion, thinly sliced (or shallots)
  • 1
    head garlic, separated and peeled
  • 14
    cup balsamic vinegar
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook bacon in a deep heavy skilled until crisp.
  • Drain on paper towels, reserving bacon grease in skillet.
  • Pat chicken dry and season with salt and pepper.
  • Brown chicken in bacon grease, in 2 batches, over medium high heat, turning, about 8 minutes.
  • Transfer chicken to plate.
  • Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat.
  • Lower heat, add onions to skillet and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until soft and lightly brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove lid and continuing cooking until deep golden, about 10 minutes more.
  • Add garlic and 1 cup water to skillet and bring to a boil, stirring 1 minute.
  • Return chicken to skillet, turning pieces to coat, then arrange them skin side up and gently simmer, covered, until cooked through, about 30 minutes.
  • Transfer chicken to serving dish.
  • Add balsamic vinegar to sauce and boil, uncovered, mashing garlic, until slightly thickened.
  • Season with salt and pepper and pour over chicken, then sprinkle with bacon.
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