Glazing Your Chicken With Jam and Balsamic - Longmeadow Farm
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- Ready In:
- 4 chicken breasts (bone in, trimmed, skin removed or boneless, skinless whatever your choice)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, divided
- 1⁄4 cup apricot jam
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- Preheat oven to 400°F Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly oil or coat it with nonstick spray.
- Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper, then rub with 1/2 teaspoon thyme. Place bone-side up in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes for boneless or with bone in, 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat jam or jelly, vinegar and remaining 1/2 teaspoon thyme over medium-low heat until glaze is melted. Season with salt and pepper and remove from heat.
- Turn chicken meat-side up. Brush liberally with jam glaze. Continue to roast, brushing twice with remaining glaze, until the chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes more, (20 minutes for bone in).
- Serve with some brown (or white rice).
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My friend here "broke the code!" My family and I adore glazed chicken, but don't always have glaze on hand. The sweet-tang of this recipe hits the bulls mark. I used about 1/2 the amount of thyme and simmered the mixture a little longer than prescribed. I've learned from Zaar that Balsamic vinegar sweetens even more if simmered slow and I wanted the vinegar "bite" subtle. To the mixture I, also, added a smidge of Chipotle chile powder. We subbed my favorite chicken part, the thigh, and threw them on the grill, basting the last few minutes for the glaze to set. Finger-lickin' to the elbow good! Made for Swap Even #29...p.s. I'm already pondering other flavored glazes.
Thanks to my DH - this tag was completed - I did the cooking but he did the rating and tasting - the only balsamic I had on hand was an old Italian Aceto that had been in the back of the cupboard looking for a special dish like this - well Andi - from the raves that my DH gave it - this will be one of the first recipes I will make when I am back on the able to eat solid food - my Jimmie was lovin it thanks Andi!!!
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