Vinegar Chicken

Serves: up to 5 | Cooking time: 25 minutes

Developed by Brooklyn Supper exclusively for Farmer Focus!

This simple vinegar chicken is richly flavored and SO easy to make. Red wine vinegar lends brightness and tang to tender, falling-off-the-bone chicken thighs.

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  • 6 Farmer Focus Bone-in Chicken Thighs

  • Sea salt and pepper

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced shallots

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 4 sprigs thyme

  • 1 cup red wine vinegar

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • Polenta, crème fraîche, and green onions for serving


  1. Sprinkle chicken thighs with sea salt and pepper on both sides. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Set a large, oven-proof skillet over medium/medium-high heat. Add butter. Sear chicken, skin-side down for 4 – 5 minutes, or until deep golden brown. Flip and sear for 4 minutes more. Remove from heat. Add shallots, bay, thyme, and then vinegar to the skillet.
  3. Carefully slide the skillet into the oven and roast for 15 – 20 minutes.
  4. Remove chicken to a plate. Set skillet over high heat, stir in broth, and cook until mixture reduces, about 8 minutes, stirring frequently. Add chicken back and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes more.
  5. Serve over polenta with several spoonfuls of sauce. Finish with a dollop of crème fraîche and green onions.
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