Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Oak Town Garlic Vinegar Chicken

One of my Christmas gifts this year (from my very thoughtful hubby) was the Guy Fieri Food cookbook. This was the first recipie I tried. Delicious but spicy!! If you don't like spice, completely eliminate the Anaheim peppers. If you like a little spice, try adding HALF a pepper. And don't say I didn't warn you :)


Ingredients
6 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
2 medium yellow onions, julienned
2 Anaheim chiles, cleaned and julienned
6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
3/4 cup minced garlic, divided
8 oz. beer
8 oz. chicken stock
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
3 Tbsp. green onions, sliced

Directions
In large saute pan over medium heat add 2 Tbsp. oil, onions, chiles and saute for 3 minutes until translucent. Add chicken thighs and lightly brown. Add 1/4 cup garlic and saute. Deglaze with beer and chicken stock. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until chicken is 3/4 of the way cooked. Remove chicken from saute pan, and let cool, reserve pan and braising broth.

In medium saute pan heat another 2 Tbsp. olive oil and lightly caramelize remaining 1/2 cup garlic. When done, remove from heat, and let cool.

In medium mixing bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper, oregano, paprika, and chili powder. Combine thoroughly, add cooked garlic and mix into a paste.

Take cooled, cooked chicken and press paste on to the chicken. Heat remaining 2 Tbsp. of olive oil in garlic pan, and gently place chicken in the pan. Lightly brown chicken on both sides.

Simmer reserved braising broth and add red wine vinegar. When chicken is cooked on both sides, pour vinegar broth over chicken and let simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Garnish with green onions.

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