Sweet and Spicy Plum Chicken


Sweet and Spicy Plum Chicken
1 1/4 lbs skinless, boneless chicken thighs or breasts cut into 3 pieces (chunks)
1/2 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice powder
green onions, chopped (more for garnish)
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup plum jam
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt

In a bowl, toss the chicken thighs together with Chinese five-spice powder and salt.

In a nonstick skillet, heat extra-virgin olive oil until hot. Add chicken thighs and cook 5 minutes on each side, until browned and juices run clear. Transfer thighs to a plate; cover to keep warm.

In drippings in skillet, on medium heat, cook chopped green onions until browned, about three to four minutes.

Stir in chicken broth, plum jam and balsamic vinegar; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium and reduce down until sauce is syrupy; about four minutes. Return the chicken thighs to the skillet and coat with the sauce. Garnish with green onion.

Finding plum jam wasn’t as easy as it sounds.  I was happy that I planned ahead.  I made four different stops before I finally got on-line to see who might carry it!   

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