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Spicy Marinated Chicken in Onion Sauce

Makes: 6 to 8 servings
Prep 40 mins Marinate 2 hrs Cook 37 mins
Spicy Marinated Chicken in Onion Sauce
  • 3 1/2 - 4  pounds  meaty chicken pieces
  • 2  large onions, thinly sliced
  • 2/3  cup  water
  • 1/3  cup  lime juice or lemon juice
  • 2  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 2 - 4  fresh jalapeno chile peppers, seeded (if desired) and finely chopped*
  • 3  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1  teaspoon  dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 2  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1/2  cup  chicken broth
  • 2  tablespoons  cornstarch
  • 2  tablespoons  cold water
  • 3 - 4  cups  hot cooked couscous or rice

1. Remove and discard skin from chicken. Mix onions, water, lime or lemon juice, the 2 tablespoons olive oil, jalapeno, garlic, thyme, salt, and black pepper in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Add chicken. Seal bag and marinate chicken and onions in the refrigerator for 2 hours, turning the bag occasionally.

2. Drain chicken, reserving marinade. Cook chicken, half at a time, in the 2 tablespoons hot oil in a Dutch oven until lightly browned, turning to brown evenly. Remove chicken; set aside. Repeat with remaining chicken. Drain fat. Return all chicken to Dutch oven.

3. Add reserved marinade mixture and chicken broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 35 to 40 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink.

4. Transfer chicken to a serving bowl; keep warm. Measure juices; skim off fat. If necessary, add enough water to juices to equal 2 cups. Return the juices to the Dutch oven.

5. Stir together the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons cold water in a small bowl. Stir cornstarch mixture into pan. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Pour sauce over chicken. Serve over hot cooked couscous or rice. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

From the Test Kitchen*
  • Wear plastic gloves while preparing peppers; thoroughly wash your hands afterward.
Nutrition Facts (Spicy Marinated Chicken in Onion Sauce)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 412,
  • Fat, total (g) 17,
  • chol. (mg) 96,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 28,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 35,
  • vit. A (RE) 10,
  • vit. C (mg) 11,
  • sodium (mg) 352,
  • calcium (mg) 40,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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