Vanilla Balsamic Chicken

Cooking Time: 50 min    Servings: 8

Products needed:

Vanilla Balsamic Vinegar

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup Olive Scene Vanilla Balsamic Vinegar
  • ¼ cup finely chopped shallots
  • ¼ teaspoon grated orange rind
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt, divided
  • 16 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 2 pounds)
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • orange rind strips (optional)
  • cooking spray

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small saucepan.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until reduced to ½ cup (about 20 minutes).
  4. Stir in ¼ teaspoon salt.
  5. Arrange chicken in a single layer in the bottom of a roasting pan coated with cooking spray.
  6. Sprinkle chicken evenly with remaining ½ teaspoon salt and pepper. Bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Brush half of broth mixture over chicken; bake 5 minutes. 
  8. Brush remaining broth mixture over chicken; bake 15 minutes or until a thermometer registers 180 degrees. 
  9. Garnish with orange rind, if desired.
  10. Serves 8.