Our family is composed of five for the next few weeks- my partner and I, her brother, his daughter and her friend (the "girls"), so we are making large yet good tasting dishes. The first homemade meal we had was braised chicken. I found this recipe on the internet a few months ago and tweaked it for my own use. It's easy- and comes out moist as can be. Even picky eaters will love it. First, cut a few slices of bacon into small strips and cook it.
Remove and drain it and brown a cut up chicken (salted and peppered) in the grease for 8 or 10 minutes, turning constantly.
Remove the chicken and pour off most of the grease. Toss in 2 thinly sliced medium onions and toss around for 10 minutes or so until it starts to brown. Add 1 cup of water and 8 cloves of cleaned garlic, salt and pepper. Boil for a few mintues.
Transfer chicken back in pan, cover and simmer on low for 30 minutes until chicken is just cooked through. Remove chicken to serving dish and add 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar to pan- boil for a few minutes until it is slightly thickened- as it boils, mash up the garlic with the back of a fork. Pour mixture over chicken. Sprinkle with previously cooked bacon slices and serve! We had brown rice and a romaine lettuce salad with the chicken- the girls loved it which was exactly what I was going for! :)