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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients - Braised Chicken Agrodolce

    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper
    • 1 (2½ to 3-pound) cut-up whole chicken
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 large onion, sliced
    • 1 cup chopped celery
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 can (14½ ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
    • 1 cup (about 6 ounces) halved pitted dried plums
    • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
    • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    • 1 cinnamon stick or 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1½ teaspoons fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves


Combine flour, salt and pepper.

Lightly coat chicken with flour mixture.

In large skillet or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat.

Brown chicken on all sides, about 10 minutes.
Remove chicken.

Add onion; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until soft but not browned.

Add celery and garlic; cook and stir 1 minute.

Add broth, dried plums, vinegar, sugar, red pepper, cinnamon and thyme; bring to a boil.

Return chicken to pan; reduce heat to low.
Cover; simmer about 1 hour or until chicken is tender.

Skim off fat, if necessary; remove and discard cinnamon stick.
Remove chicken.

Increase heat to medium-high; cook remaining sauce, uncovered, 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.

Serve with chicken.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

    Calories  569 
    Cholesterol  142mg 
    % of Calories from Fat  52% 
    Fat  33g 
    Sodium  705mg 
    Carbohydrates  28g 
    Protein  38g 
    Fiber  3g 

Recipe created by Todd English.
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