Braised chicken with Aromatic Black Cherry-Shallot Sauce

  • 2 tbs. organic unfiltered extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 plump shallots minced (you can use scallions)
  • 1 organic free range chicken (about 2-3lbs) cut into 8 pieces
  • 1/2 cup- to a cup – home made chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup organic mild salsa
  • 1/2 cup organic black cherry concentrate (available at health food stores)
  • spices to taste… chili powder,oregano,paprika,cumin, ground clove, marjoram. Curry. Sea salt, fresh ground pepper.

Rinse chicken in cold water and towel dry, set aside. in a large deep skillet (with a lid) on high heat, place olive oil, and shallots stirring until cooked, lower flame to medium and place chicken evenly in pan, pour in stock and cherry juice concentrate and salsa, salt, pepper and spice chicken to taste and cook until browned – with tongs turn chicken over and add more stock as needed, lower heat to medium-low and cover with lid. check and turn to low braising chicken until done- 15-20 minutes. enjoy!