Chicken Agrodolce ( Italian Sweet and Sour Chicken)

Chicken Agrodolce ( Italian Sweet and Sour Chicken)

Scott Phillips

 

READY IN: 1hr 10mins

SERVES: 3

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts

  • 14 cup flour

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 loves garlic

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 6 allspice berries

  • 4 tablespoons honey

  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 13 cup dry white wine

  • 12 cup orange juice

  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice

  • salt and pepper (about a tsp. each)

  • 14 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 3 tablespoons toasted pignolis (pine nuts)

DIRECTIONS

  • In a large plastic bag, combine flour and chicken breasts, toss to coat.

  • In a large skillet, saute floured chicken breasts in olive oil with the whole garlic, bay leaves and allspice berries until chicken is browned.

  • Remove chicken to a plate.

  • To the skillet, add honey, vinegar and wine; cook to reduce slightly, about 10 minutes on medium-high heat.

  • Return chicken to skillet, add orange and lemon juices, salt and pepper, and cook about another 20 minutes or until chicken is done and sauce is reduced slightly.

  • Remove garlic, bay leaves and allspice berries from sauce.

  • Add pignoli and heat through, another 5 minutes or so.

  • Delicious with angel hair pasta or a nice risotto.

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