Monday, October 25, 2010

Balsamic BBQ Chicken with Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

I love meals that take very little work but taste like you were in the kitchen for hours. This is absolutely packed with flavor and took almost no time at all to get it cooking.
I didn't have a clue what I was going to make for dinner tonight, but when I saw this recipe I knew it would be delicious.

Balsamic BBQ Chicken

  • 3 split chicken breasts (bone in skin on) 1 breast per person. Increase if you need to feed more people, you will have plenty of sauce and shouldn't need to adjust the rest of the recipe.
  • 2 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes (less if you don't like spicy food)
  • 1/2 stick of butter

Melt the butter in a pan and then add the balsamic vinegar, crushed red pepper, sugar and garlic. Stir to combine and bring to a boil over medium heat.

Remove the skin from the chicken breast and wash under cool water. Add the chicken to the pan and turn the heat down to low. Cover and cook for 45 minutes.

The skin should peel off pretty easily. I remove it because the skin has a lot of fat. It is up to you if you want to keep it on or not.

Start by placing breast side up and let it cook for a minute. Then flip it breast side down for the remainder of the cooking time.

Put a lid on it and let it simmer on low for the next 45 minutes.

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

  • 2 pounds small red potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh rosemary roughly chopped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Rinse potatoes under cold water and blot dry with a paper towel. Cut potatoes into wedges and set aside.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the potatoes and season liberally with salt & pepper. Cook, stirring often, over medium heat for 5 minutes.

Add the rosemary and transfer to a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove the chicken from the bone by gently cutting around the breast with a knife. It will very easily separate from the bone.

Adapted from: TFM


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