Balsamic Braised Chicken and Vegetables

When simmered in a flavorful broth, chicken and vegetables becomes a rich and satisfying one pot dinner. Other chicken recipes will have a tough time competing with the crispy skin and mouth-watering flavor of our Balsamic Braised Chicken and Vegetables recipe. Make sure to brown the chicken well before braising for crisp skin and amazing flavor! For hundreds of delicious FREE Paleo recipes, visit our Paleo Plan recipe page!

 

Balsamic Braised Chicken and Vegetables
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Balsamic Braised Chicken and Vegetables

Servings 4

Total Time: 90 minutes

Cook Time: 90 minutes

Nutrition Information

calories 553

carbohydrate 8.8g

protein 65.9g

fat 25.9g

saturated fat 7.8g

cholesterol 183g

sodium 1575g

potassium 966g

fiber 1.7g

sugar 3.9g

Ingredients

  • 5 slice(s) bacon diced
  • 11/2 pound(s) chicken piece(s), bone-in
  • 1 medium onion(s) diced
  • 3 medium garlic clove(s) minced
  • 1 pound(s) carrots, baby
  • 1/4 pound(s) mushrooms
  • 4 cup(s) chicken broth homemade
  • 1/2 cup(s) balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoon(s) thyme, fresh
  • 5 medium onions, pearl peeled
  • 2 tablespoon(s) arrowroot powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) sea salt to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a Dutch oven or large braiser, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and add it to the pan, but don’t overcrowd. Cook until chicken is well browned, in batches if necessary. Remove chicken from pan.
  3. Add the onions, garlic, carrots, and mushrooms to the pan and cook until vegetables start to soften. Add the chicken back to the pan. Add the broth, vinegar, thyme, pearl onions, and reserved bacon. Bring to a boil, reduce to a low simmer and cover. Simmer over low heat for 50-60 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Mix the arrowroot with 2 tablespoons cold water and stir until smooth. Add this to the pot and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, until sauce is slightly thickened before serving.

Comments

  1. I’ve made this twice now, and while the flavor is good, there is too much liquid, so it turns out like a soup, and you have to fish the chicken and veggies out to serve it. So, instead of braising, it’s more like boiling. I think I may cut the chicken stock in half next time.

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