Martha Mondays: Vinegar Glossed Chicken

Martha MondaysHello and welcome to Martha Mondays this Christmas week. I hope all of you are ready, or almost ready for the big day and if you celebrate Hanukkah, I hope you had a nice holiday.

This week’s project, Vinegar Glossed Chicken,  was chosen by Sara at Sassy Suppers. I was excited to try this since it is a Lucinda recipe and I usually like her recipes a lot.

This recipe was pretty simple to put together. I used boneless chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken cut up since no one here likes dark meat. You start by browning your chicken in some oil. Once that’s done, add the chicken stock which you reduce by half. Next add in the vinegar which has been mixed with garlic and rosemary. The recipe says to swirl the pan and cook it down till it forms a glaze.

This did not work out very well for me at all. I followed the amounts exactly and ended up with a pan of very sour vinegar – cooking it down make it thicker, but did not change the flavor. There was no way I could feed that to my family so I set about doctoring it up. I added about a cup of more chicken stock and then added Wondra to thicken it. I added sugar to cut the taste of the vinegar – several teaspoons. I also added some water at the end and more Wondra to try to thin out the taste of the vinegar. No one really cared for this. I served the sauce/gravy separately so people could control how much they got. The chicken did turn a pretty color. I wouldn’t try this one again. I guess maybe if you love the taste of vinegar this would appeal to you, but it just tasted horribly sour to me. The kids complained about how it made the house smell. It was just overwhelming. Lucinda, you’ve failed me!

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6 Responses to Martha Mondays: Vinegar Glossed Chicken

  1. Pru says:

    Yeah, this is something that I will be adapting. I too did chicken breast but I was disappointed. My results are on my blog, but with no picture I am afraid, although the chicken looked just like yours but with a tiny amount of the sauce on top.


  2. marthaandme says:

    Thanks for sharing your results (a reminder to everyone to please check out everyone’s links as they post them).

  3. Sassy says:

    Sorry y’all didn’t like it. I hate when I pick a disaster 😦 Thanks for being good sports.

  4. marthaandme says:

    You can never predict what will work and what won’t!

  5. Alexandra says:

    I had never heard of Vinegar Glossed Chicken. I’m always surprised when a recipe calls for vinegar, and the only recipe I know where the vinegar seems to get transformed is kale soup.

  6. marthaandme says:

    I think that vinegar in small amounts can be fine. This had a ton of it which just made no sense to me at all.

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