Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Chicken Thighs in Red Wine Vinegar

I saw this on Gina's Weight Watchers blog yesterday and it seemed like a perfect meal to make because I had all the ingredients on hand. I was quite worried about the outcome because it was not coming together at all the way I wanted and looked nothing like the picture Gina posted (probably because her thighs were bone-in and mine were not). However, in the end it was saved and ended up being quite a tasty dish served with brown rice and topped off with fresh parsley. The leftovers were excellent, as well!

I have slightly adapted her recipe based on what I found to work best. I bet you could also throw everything in a slow cooker and cook it that way, too.
8 lean chicken thighs, skin removed (or boneless, skinless chicken thighs)
Salt and fresh pepper, to taste
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup fat free chicken broth, divided
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp butter
2 large shallots, thinly sliced (3/4 cup)
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 tbsp light sour cream
2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley

Season chicken with salt and pepper.
In a medium saucepan, combine vinegar, honey, 3/4 cup chicken broth and tomato paste. Boil about 5 minutes, until it reduces down to about 3/4 cup. Remove from heat.

In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat and add chicken. Cook on both sides, until brown, about 6-8 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside. Add the shallots and garlic to the skillet and cook on low until soft, about 5 minutes. Pour the sauce over the chicken, add the wine, remaining broth salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer about 20 minutes until tender.

Remove the chicken, add sour cream and stir into the sauce (if sauce dries up, add more broth). Boil a few minutes then return chicken to skillet. Shred chicken, if desired. Top with fresh parsley. Serve chicken and sauce over rice.

Servings: 4
Calories: 242.5
Points Plus: 6 (not including rice)

Linked to Good Cheap Eats What's on Your Plate?


SnoWhite said... [Reply to comment]

This looks awesome! A simple yet delicious meal.

Biochemista said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Christina! Thanks for commenting on my blog - I love meeting other DCers! Where in DC are you from?

Gina is fantastic! I roomed with her for the Foodbuzz festival. Her pics are amazing :)

Ashley said... [Reply to comment]

This sounds so good! I can't wait to start eating healthier! xo

Kristin said... [Reply to comment]

Hmm...this one sounds interesting! Just started a separate blog for my recipes in case you're interested! Hope your Christmas was a good one! New blog addy is: http://living-graciously-food.blogspot.com

Christina said... [Reply to comment]

@Kristin Great, I will check it out!

anniebakes said... [Reply to comment]

looks like a great healthy recipe for the new year! thanks christina

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