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How To Make Rum Marinated Braised Chicken

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An easy recipe for braised chicken. I made enough for 8 to 10 people so you can adjust the recipe of you don't need so much. This a great frugal meal for entertaining.
Ingredients
To marinate the chicken
  Chicken drumsticks 12 Medium
  Chicken thighs 12 Medium
  Chopped chives 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Worcestershire sauce 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)
  Soy sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Rum 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Garlic cloves 4 Medium, minced
  Black pepper To Taste
Rest of the ingredients
  Oil 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)
  Brown sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Mushrooms 8 Large, sliced
  Pimentos 2 , chopped
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Fresh thyme sprigs 3 Medium
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a bowl, add the 12 chicken drumsticks and 12 chicken thighs.
2. Put in about 1/4 cup chopped chives, 1/8 cup Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 cup soy sauce, a cup of rum and minced garlic cloves.
3. Season with some pepper to taste, toss well so that all the flavors get into all the pieces of chicken.
4. Cover, let the chicken marinate for at least an hour in the refrigerator.

MAKING
5. Heat a pot, with oil. Add brown sugar and let it melt.
6. Add the marinated chicken (reserve the marinade for later) into the pot, let it brown well on all sides.
7. Once well browned, remove the chicken and set them aside.
8. Into the same pot, add onions and cook them for about 8 minutes in the oil and sugar that's left in the pot.
9. Add the sliced mushrooms, let it cook for a few minutes.
10. Add the pimentos and stir well to cook.
11. Add the chicken, left over marinade and a cup of water.
12. Add a few sprigs of fresh thyme, spread them around the pot.
13. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer on really low heat for about 60 minutes.
14. After an hour, take a little of the simmering sauce in a bowl, mix 1 tbsp of cornstarch, and add it back to the sauce.
15. Stir, bring it back to a boil, to thicken the gravy and the dish is ready to be served. (Remove the twigs of thyme before serving)

SERVING
16. Serve with mashed potatoes, sauteed asparagus and sun dried tomatoes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Braising
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Restriction: 
High Protein, Low Carb
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
150 Minutes
Servings: 
10
Do you bother yourself with dishes that take long time and hard work, when you plan to invite guests? Try this braised chicken in rum marinating. It is an exotic dish that is simply made. Watch the chef as she prepares chicken in this video. It looks just amazing.

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