• 22 Ratings

Brining chicken in pickle juice tenderizes the meat and amps up the flavor. A buttery dill sauce makes this dinner taste even more delicious.

David Joachim
Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Drain pickles, reserving brine (about 4 cups). Place pickles in an airtight container. Store, covered, in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Add chicken to brine in a large pickle jar or place in a large resealable plastic bag set in a bowl; seal jar or bag. Chill for 8 to 24 hours.

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  • Preheat oven to 475°F. Remove chicken from brine; pat dry. Discard brine. In a small bowl combine flour and pepper. Coat chicken with flour mixture; shake off any excess.

  • In a large, heavy ovenproof skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken, skin side down; sear until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Turn chicken; transfer skillet to oven. Bake 15 minutes or until juices run clear (180ºF). Remove from oven. Transfer chicken to platter; let rest 5 minutes.

  • Return skillet to stove. Remove fat from skillet, reserving 1 Tbsp. in the pan. Return skillet to heat. Add wine; bring to boiling over medium-high heat. Using a wooden spoon, scrape the browned bits from the bottom of the pan until wine nearly evaporates, about 2 minutes. Add broth; bring to boiling until reduced to about 1/2 cup, about 2 minutes. Stir in butter. Season to taste with pepper. Remove from heat; stir in dill. Pour sauce over chicken. Top with chopped pickles and red sweet peppers before serving.

Nutrition Facts

409 calories; 30 g total fat; 8 g saturated fat; 7 g polyunsaturated fat; 11 g monounsaturated fat; 161 mg cholesterol; 498 mg sodium. 325 mg potassium; 5 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 27 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 369 IU vitamin a; 8 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 7 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 17 mcg folate; 1 mcg vitamin b12; 21 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Reviews

22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3