Vinegar-Braised Chicken And Mushrooms


4 pounds assorted bone-in, skin on chicken pieces (breasts and thighs)
2 pounds mushrooms (cremini, white, or baby bella), cleaned of any dirt or particles
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
5 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped (could use baby carrots)
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 bay leaf
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


Season both sides of chicken generously with salt and pepper.
Heat olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat and, in batches, brown chicken on all sides, then transfer to a separate plate and set aside.
Reserving 2-3 tablespoons, drain off fat and saute carrots and onions until tender. About 10 minutes.
Add mushrooms and cook for another 6-8 minutes, or until softened, then add crushed garlic and saute for 2 minutes.
Season everything with salt and pepper, then transfer vegetables (discarding garlic) to the plate with the chicken.
Sprinkle flour into the Dutch oven and cook for 1-2 minutes, whisking continuously, until pasty and smooth.
Pour in the vinegars and whisk until smooth. Cook mixture for 3-5 minutes, or until thickened and reduced, then slowly mix in chicken broth.
Return chicken to pot and add bay leaf, then bring mixture to a boil.
Reduce heat to low, partially cover your pot and let simmer for 35-40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
Return vegetables to Dutch oven and serve with reduced sauce.
Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit

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