Chicken with Vinegar and Fresh Basil

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Registered: 01-25-2000
Chicken with Vinegar and Fresh Basil
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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 11:18pm

 if you grow your own Basil this is a good recipe to use it for.  Well among other things.  Do you grown your own Basil?  What do you do with it and how do you preserve it?

Chicken with Vinegar and Fresh Basil 

1/2  pound pearl onions -- blanched and peeled  

  2  tablespoons canola oil  

  2  teaspoons unsalted butter  

  6   boneless, skinless chicken breasts  

  2/3  cup white wine vinegar  

  1/2  cup white wine  

  1 1/3  cup chicken stock  

  2/3  cup tomatoes -- cut into medium dice  

  10   fresh basil leaves  

  10   new potatoes -- cut into medium dice  

  1  10 ounce can artichoke hearts -- canned in water  

  1/3  cup mushrooms  

  2  tablespoons corn starch

Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Then, in a large skillet, brown chicken in  butter. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the pan, to a warm platter. Pour off excess fat. 

Add the onions, vinegar and wine to the saute pan and cook over medium-high heat until reduced by half. 

Add stock, vegetables, and basil. Bring to a boil. Then return to a simmer and cook for 20-25 minutes. 

In small bowl or measuring cup,   combine the cornstarch with about 2 tablespoons of water. Stir until the mixture is smooth. 

  While the vegetable liquid is simmering, add a bit of the cornstarch mixture to the pan. Keep adding until the desired thickness is achieved. Add the chicken to allow to heat through. Serve. 

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Registered: 07-21-2001
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 1:23pm

My best friend's  Mom use to grill her chicken with a mixture of vinegar and honey that was basted on the chicken as it grilled. Talk about good.   Tongue Out

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Registered: 01-25-2000
Sun, 03-10-2013 - 11:49pm

Yes, vinegar is good for so many things.  Well so is honey.   What else do you do with vinegar and honey and not necessarily together?

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Registered: 07-21-2001
Tue, 03-12-2013 - 1:44pm

Vinegar is good mixed with juice; apple juice, grape juice, pineapple juice and swo on, mix an ounce of vinegar to 8 oiunces of juice for a delicious heathy elixer. Tongue Out

Honey is good mixed with mustard or ketchup as condiment for sandwiches or to dip fries, mushrooms, or as a mix in with meatloaf to start..  Just use your imagination.   Surprised

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