Balsamic Glazed Chicken

  • Yield: 4 servings


6-- broiler-fryer leg-thigh combinations, skinned, cut in 2 parts
1tablespoon vegetable oil
3/4teaspoon pepper
3cloves garlic cloves, chopped
1-1/2tablespoon tomato paste
1/2cup chicken stock
2/3cup balsamic vinegar
1tablespoon honey
4tablespoons thinly sliced green onion tops


  1. In large frypan, place oil and heat to medium-high temperature.  Add chicken and cook, turning and sprinkling pepper equally on each side of chicken, about 10 minutes or until slightly brown on all sides.  Remove chicken from frypan and drain off any excess oil.  Add garlic to frypan; saute over medium heat for 2 minutes.  Stir in tomato paste and slowly add chicken stock, scraping to dissolve any bits clinging to bottom of pan.  Increase heat to medium-high temperature; add vinegar and honey and rapidly boil for 3 minutes to reduce liquid to one cup.  Return chicken to frypan; reduce heat to medium temperature.  Cook, turning, about 30 minutes, or until liquid thickens and becomes a dark mahogany glaze and fork can be inserted in chicken with ease.  Remove chicken to heated platter, pour glaze over chicken and sprinkle with sliced green onion tops.