Chicken of the Week: Quick Vinegar-Braised Chicken with Garlic

By Food & Wine

© Tina Rupp This healthy chicken dish is inspired by classic chicken cacciatore but uses low-calorie red wine vinegar instead of red wine. Be sure to brown the chicken pieces before adding the vinegar and chicken stock to better create the flavorful glaze. Fast Chicken Recipes

Quick Vinegar-Braised Chicken with Garlic
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 1/2 pounds skinless boneless chicken thighs, trimmed of all visible fat and cut into 2-inch pieces
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
Celery leaves from 1 large bunch
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley

1. In a large skillet, heat the oil until shimmering. Season the chicken with salt and pepper; add it to the pan in a single layer. Cook over high heat, turning once, until well browned, 8 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook over moderate heat just until fragrant, 1 minute. Add most of the celery leaves and stir just until wilted, 30 seconds. Add the stock and vinegar and cook, scraping up any bits from the bottom of the pan, until the sauce is reduced to a few tablespoons, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the parsley and the remaining celery leaves and serve.

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