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Honey-Braised Chicken

Honey-Braised Chicken

Serves 4

  • 4 Smart Chicken leg quarters
  • Canola oil
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 sweet onion, sliced
  • ½ cup to 1 cup honey, based on desired sweetness
  • ½ cup cider vinegar
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chili flakes

Season the chicken liberally with salt and pepper and lightly coat with canola oil. In a stock pot or the preheated insert of a pressure cooker, sear the chicken until golden brown on all sides. Add the onions and sauté for about 5 minutes. Deglaze the pan with the honey, vinegar, and chicken stock. Add the bay leaves and chili flakes. If using a pressure cooker, cook on the poultry setting (high pressure for 15 minutes). If using a stock pot, cover and simmer until tender, about one and a half hours.