RICHMOND, Va. – Chef Andre Smith from Commonwealth Senior Living joins us and cooks ‘Braised Cider Chicken Thighs.’ The recipe is as follows:
3 tablespoons of grapeseed oil
2 tablespoons of butter
4 chicken thighs (bone-in)
1/4 cup chicken stock
1 cup apple cider
1/4 cup Sauvignon Blanc White
1 each Granny Smith Apple (sliced)
1 each Gala Apple (sliced)
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons seasoning salt
Coarse pepper to taste
*Pre-heat oven to 325 F. Using a large skillet, heat the grapeseed oil and 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat.
*Season chicken thighs with seasoning salt and pepper. Add chicken thighs to the heated skillet.
*Sear chicken thighs for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until browning on each side. Remove chicken from the hot skillet when browned and place chicken in an over safe baking dish.
*While the skillet is hot, add remaining butter sliced apples and saute for 2 minutes. Then add flour, coating the apple slices. Next add chicken stock, apple cider, and Sauvignon Blanc Wine. Stir and let sauce simmer for 5 minutes. Then pour sauce over chicken thighs.
*Cover the baking dish and braise chicken thighs for 1 hour. When chicken has been fully cooked, handle chicken with care while plating. Chicken will be very delicate. Serve and enjoy!