A succulent chicken dish that has a thick rich tangy sauce perfect for dipping crusty bread! I like to serve this over plain noodles, sometimes topping it with Cheddar cheese. Yum, yum, yum. It is super simple and uses ingredients most households always have on hand. Although dill pickles are added, the dish it doesn't taste a bit like pickles; however, they definitely make the dish by adding a special something. Warning--this a lick-your-fingers recipe, enjoy!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Season chicken pieces with seasoned salt and pepper. Heat oil in an oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat; add chicken and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate, discarding any accumulated grease from the skillet.

  • Reduce heat to medium and deglaze the skillet by adding balsamic vinegar. Stir gently to loosen any browned bits, until the vinegar has reduced by half and looks syrupy, 3 to 5 minutes. Add stewed tomatoes and pickles, breaking the tomatoes into smaller pieces with a spoon. Bring to a simmer, about 5 minutes. Return the browned chicken to the skillet, skin-side down, and cover tightly with a lid or foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Uncover and continue to cook until the sauce is thick, 10 to 15 minutes. Skim off any accumulated grease before serving.

Cook's Note:

Four 6-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breasts may be substituted for the chicken leg quarters, if you are fat conscious.

Nutrition Facts

462 calories; 27.5 g total fat; 140 mg cholesterol; 651 mg sodium. 11.9 g carbohydrates; 40.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2019
I was dubious about a recipe with only 1 review but I tried it anyway. Doubled the recipe. Put sliced yukon potatoes on the bottom of a roasting pan together with a package of mini carrots. Chicken on top and then sauce. Used boneless thighs and drumsticks (15 pieces). Baked 45 minutes at 400 F. The meat broke apart with a fork. My son said I should post a review. My only complaint was that the wasn't enough sauce I will increase that next time. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/26/2019
This is nice. I recommend trying it. However I think the balsamic vinegar masks the dill pickle flavor. Next time I will use the dill pickle brine in place of the vinegar. The amount of sauce is fantastic. I will add potatoes to it next time too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2019
I was dubious about a recipe with only 1 review but I tried it anyway. Doubled the recipe. Put sliced yukon potatoes on the bottom of a roasting pan together with a package of mini carrots. Chicken on top and then sauce. Used boneless thighs and drumsticks (15 pieces). Baked 45 minutes at 400 F. The meat broke apart with a fork. My son said I should post a review. My only complaint was that the wasn't enough sauce I will increase that next time. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/26/2019
This is nice. I recommend trying it. However I think the balsamic vinegar masks the dill pickle flavor. Next time I will use the dill pickle brine in place of the vinegar. The amount of sauce is fantastic. I will add potatoes to it next time too. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2019
I was dubious about a recipe with only 1 review but I tried it anyway. Doubled the recipe. Put sliced yukon potatoes on the bottom of a roasting pan together with a package of mini carrots. Chicken on top and then sauce. Used boneless thighs and drumsticks (15 pieces). Baked 45 minutes at 400 F. The meat broke apart with a fork. My son said I should post a review. My only complaint was that the wasn't enough sauce I will increase that next time. Read More
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