Monday, February 14, 2011

Chicken Thighs in Red Wine Vinegar

Happy Valentines Day!
Today is the day for candlelight dinners and romantic strolls along the beach. If you're avoiding the holiday restaurant crowds like we are and you're still not sure what to make for dinner I think this is a perfect choice. It is loaded with flavor and substance for the husband but little does he know that it has a lower calorie count for the woman. My philosophy is: save calories while eating the main dish so that you can enjoy more dessert! We all know that Valentines Day is one day when you must save room for the dessert!

Chicken Thighs in Red Wine Vinegar
Adapted from Gina's Skinny Recipes

  • 8 lean chicken thighs, skin removed
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 4 small diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp butter
  • ¾ cup thinly sliced purple onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp light sour cream

Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a medium saucepan, combine vinegar, honey, 1 cup of chicken broth and tomatoes. Boil about 5 minutes or 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 onion and garlic to the skillet and cook on low until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken back into the skillet with the onions and garlic, pour the sauce over the chicken and add the additional cup of broth. Cover and simmer about 20 minutes until tender. Add the sour cream the last minute of cooking. Before serving you may top your dish with fresh parsley if desired.
*I actually forgot to add the sour cream to this dish and it still tasted fabulous!

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