You may not know this about me, but I love a challenge!
Last October I entered a Clean Eating Baking Contest and won. I still do not know what I won (it will be announced in the January issue), but I won something. Now what other challenges are out there???
I decided to enter the Dei Fratelli Tomato contest. I had a recipe 23, maybe 24 years ago for Tomato Vinegar Chicken. Did you notice that I said “had”? I have no idea what happened to that recipe. My husband has mentioned it several times over the years so I knew that was the one I had to enter.
I tried a couple of different versions based on what little I could remember and this is our favorite one. I did not win the contest, but I still think this is an awesome recipe. The tomatoes and vinegar add a tangy undertone to the sauce, while the butter adds richness and puts it over the top.
Tomato Vinegar Chicken
|Prep time||1 hour, 10 minutes|
|Cook time||55 minutes|
|Total time||2 hours, 5 minutes|
|Meal type||Main Course|
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 yellow onion (diced)
- 4 Cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 1/2 cup pinot noir white vinegar (any wine vinegar will work)
- 2 Teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chicken stock (organic, no MSG added)
- 1/4 cup rosemary (chopped)
- 1 1/2 Pounds chicken breasts or thighs (boneless, skinless)
- 4-6 Tablespoons unsalted butter (sliced)
- 3 Tablespoons fresh Italian parsley (chopped)
- 1 Pound linguine or spaghetti (cooked)
|Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a Dutch oven or large skillet|
|Add onions and garlic, stirring occasionally until softened (3-5 minutes)|
|Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, vinegar, brown sugar, pepper, salt, stock, and rosemary. Bring to a boil and add the chicken.|
|Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes|
|Remove the chicken and cover with foil to keep warm. Continue to simmer sauce for an additional 20 minutes to thicken slightly|
|Melt the butter into the sauce|
|Serve chicken on a bed of hot pasta with the sauce poured over the chicken|
|Garnish with chopped parsley|