Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cider Vinegar Chicken

In the early days of this blog I shared with readers how much I enjoy vinegar and what it can add to a recipe.  This recipe is defintely one that I will make again and this time uses apple cider vinegar.  This vinegar is used for everything from home remedies, weight loss cures, cleaning, and cooking.  I much prefer it in the later, but I will tell you it does great things for cutting through grease, and mopping floors.

This chicken recipe reminds me a little bit of the Onion Chicken in Balsamic Sauce that I made moths ago.  The vinegar, juice and honey pair together creating a sauce that is perfect with the chicken, and even more tasty with mashed potatoes. This is one of those recipes where the family stops talking as they eat, and where I hide the leftovers so ensure I get to eat them for lunch. 

Cider Vinegar Chicken
Recipe Source: Modified sligthly from Cooking During Stolen Moments

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3 T. Extra virgin olive oil
1 lb. chicken breasts, cut into bite sized peices
1 large onion, sliced
2 T. honey
salt & pepper to taste
1/4 c. apple cider vinegar
1/2 c. apple cider or juice
1/2 c. chicken stock
1 1/2 tsp Rosemary

Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Season the cut chicken breasts with a little salt and pepper. Place in skillet and brown on all sides, but don't cook all the way through. Remove chicken to a plate and set aside.

Add onions, honey and more salt and pepper to the skillet. Cook over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes, until the onions are nicely caramelized. Add the chicken back to the skillet.

 Add cider vinegar, cider or juice, stock and rosemary to the pan. Increase heat and bring to a slow boil. Let simmer until sauce is reduced by half, about 10 minutes.  If you want a thicker sauce like I did, feel free to thicken it with a little cornstarch and cold water.

Total Cost $2.04 (with the mashed potatoes about $2.50-$3.00 depending on what you add to it.  Mine was close to $3.00 because I use a lot of butter and it hasn't been on sale lately) 
Olive Oil-$.15
Chicken-$1.39 (Red Apple had a great sale!)
Chicken Stock-Free
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