July 6, 2007

Family Chicken

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! :)

After dinner, we swam in the pool and lit a fire in the pit! A great time was had by all...and the eggs.


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annie said...

Oh, yum! I've been looking for recipes for chicken that comes out tender, and with some flavor. This is in some respects like my grandmother's chicken paprikash, although that didn't involve the bacon or the balsamic vinegar. Its on my "to cook" list for the near future - thanks!

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Christine said...

yummmy - that looks and sounds so good! What a wondeful day with family and friends :)