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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cider Braised Chicken

This recipe is from Cook's Country.  Just love that show.  Hope you try this one, it's quick and oh so yummy.  This would be a wonderful comfort food for those cold winter days.  The chicken is very tender but yet the top has a nice crunch.  You could have potatoes or rice as a nice side dish.  Oh don't forget some nice yummy, flaky biscuits.
1 whole chicken cut up (also cut breast in half)
1 whole onion diced
2 tsp oil
2 tsp. fresh thyme minced
2 cloves garlic minced
2 tsp flour
1 Cup Apple Cider
3 TBL apple brandy
1 golden delicious apple ,  peeled, cored and cut into chunks

at end add
1 tsp cider vinegar
1 TBL apple Brandy

In 12 inch skillet, add oil and heat... pat dry the chicken and then salt and pepper add chicken pieces skin side down and brown to a good crisp skin *(about 10 minutes) turn over and brown on other side.   Set aside.  To the pan juices (if you have more than a TBL remove some of the liquid) add onions and saute then add thyme, garlic and flour.   Stir about 30 seconds until aromatic.  Add the cider and the brandy, stir, then add the apple and bring to low boil, add chicken skin side up (the liquid  SHOULD NOT COVER THE CHICKEN) put in hot oven 450 degree for about 10 minutes.  Internal temperature should read 160 degrees.
Remove chicken then add the 1 tsp of cider vinegar and 1 TBL of Brandy, slightly boil serve.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week and Always Remember to Find the time to Do all the Things You love.

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