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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Chicken with Raspberry Glaze & Braised Endives #Foodie Friday

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Chicken with Raspberry Balsamic Glaze- simplelivingeating.com

This post is sponsored by Califorina Endives and Driscolls Berries all opinions are my own. 

Endives and berries...I've been dreaming about them. Ever since I received my six pounds of endives from California Endives and my Driscolls berries... I have been envisioning all the different ways I can cook with them. 

Chicken with Raspberry Balsamic Glaze- simplelivingeating.com



Well this raspberry glazed chicken was divine inspiration. A simple sauce made roasted chicken thighs extra special and I knew that braising endives is one of the most heavenly ways to prepare them.


braised endives: simplelivingeating.com
Braised Endives with Herb Germolata

So enjoy the rest of National Salad month and I will be sharing a few more endive and berry recipes with you in the coming weeks. If you want some inspiration of your own I would check out both endives.com and Driscolls.com for seasonal recipes. 


Chicken with Raspberry Balsamic Glaze- simplelivingeating.com


Chicken with Raspberry Glaze

by Diane Balch
simplelivingeating.com

preparation 10 minutes                                            serves 4 - 6

Ingredients:

4 pounds of chicken thighs with skin
6oz raspberries
1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup of extra-virgin oil oil
1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper


Directions:

1) Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees. 

2) Line a 9 x 12 inch baking pan with foil.

3) Put raspberries, vinegar, oil, and salt and pepper in the blender. Puree until smooth.

4) Transfer sauce to a large bowl.

5) Dip a piece of chicken at a time in the sauce and cover it well. Place pieces in baking pan.

6) Bake for about 40 minutes or until the exterior of the chicken is crispy and the internal temperature is about 165 degrees.

7) Let cool for about 5 minutes before serving.








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47 comments:

  1. Hi Diane,
    We very rarely see Endive in the market out here in the country, but when I am in the city we could pick some up , they look so good. Your Raspberry Glaze for you chicken looks delicious, we will be trying that soon. Hope you have a very special Mothers Day Weekend and thanks so much for the party.
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you Miz Helen,
      So interesting that you don't get the endives. You are closer to the source than me.
      Happy Mother's Day to you too.

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  2. Hi Diane, I made a quick raspberry/jalapeno jam this week. I haven't decided whether to glaze chicken, pork or fish. Like Miz Helen, we don't always find endive in the local market. When I do find them, I'll make sure to grill them. They look fantastic!

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    1. Your jam sounds amazing. I would loge it on pork. No endives your parts too.. weird.

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  3. I love the raspberry glaze Diane, I bet it's delicious! I have never tried endive, I will need to look for it and give it a try. I learn so much from you. :) Thanks for the party - Have an awesome weekend!!

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    1. Darn if you lived near by I've give you a pound or two... I have taken for granted that I can get endives almost any time of year. I love exploring new foods...thanks Lisa.

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  4. Thank you Diane for the party :)
    The chicken is not for me, but the raspberry glaze seems very interesting. I think my husband might love it :)
    The endive is definitely for me :)

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    1. Now do you have endives where you live? Now I have to look them up and see where they are native.

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  5. Endives are so underused in the states, where as in France you see them often. The endives I can find in the store here in the mountains never look very fresh, probably because not many people know what they are, so they don't sell well, plus they are expensive. I'll have better luck in Florida. They go beautifully with your raspberry glazed chicken, which must taste incredible. Thanks for hosting and Happy Mother's Day Diane.
    Sam

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    1. Interesting... you are right I didn't start cooking endives until I joined the French cooking group. I think you are very right people don't know enough about them in the states.

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  6. Count me in on anything with raspberries - and on chicken they are divine. What a great recipe, Diane! I have not cooked endives but it's time for me to try. Thanks so much for hosting.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Robyn. There are a lot of really good recipes on endives.com, I'm sure you'll find something that appeals to you.

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  7. Thanks for hosting. Love it! I hope you have had a chance to stop by our party. We love having you. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Friday! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. I clicked on a few posts I don't see the party?

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  8. This recipe looks delicious, I keep seeing raspberry recipes everywhere so I'm itching to try some out. Pinning this to try, thanks for sharing it and hosting!

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    1. I am really enjoying learning to mix savory and sweet. It a really different taste.

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  9. I see a lot of endives in the store nowaday but haven't tried them yet. Braised endives might be a good starting point :) Thank you so much for featuring the tuna cakes. Wish you a Happy Mother's Day !

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    1. Braised seems to be appealing to everyone. Glad to hear you have them around.

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  10. I've never tried raspberry on chicken before...looks yummy. Thanks for featuring my Char Siu recipe & hosting this party. Have a super weekend.

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    1. You are very welcome... I just love the glaze on your pork. Hope you give the raspberry a try.

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  11. The color on your chicken is gorgeous! I made something with endive once...many years ago when we lived in a larger town (hard to find here). My husband and I had a conversation about whether it's EN-dive or awn-dEEv (a la Barefoot Contessa). Either way, it was braised and it was good!

    Thank you for the party. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. I'm an EN-dive person myself... I think the other is a little too French put on for me. The color is cool... and looks matter with food.

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    2. I also go with en-dive.
      Thank you for linking this week!

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  12. Your chicken dish looks super delicious! Thanks for the party Diane...

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    1. Your very welcome... so glad you stopped by.

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  13. Chicken with a raspberry glaze sounds wonderful.

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  14. Happy Foodie Friday, Diane! Hope you're going to have a great weekend.
    Blessings, Kristy

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    1. Thanks Kristy,
      Always so happy to see you. I know how far away you are from us.

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  15. Thanks for the party Diane and have a great Mother's Day

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  16. Diane,

    Thanks for the party! That chicken looks amazing!

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  17. Love the colour on that chicken. I'll have to try endives! Cheers from Carole's Chatter

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  18. I love a new recipe and your Chicken with Raspberry glaze sounds amazing, as do the braised endives. Sounds like a perfect summer meal.


    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Thanks Kathy,
      We unlike CA only have endives until June... so only a Spring meal for us in NY.

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  19. That chicken looks to-die-for!! I'm definitely adding this to my meal plan. Thank you for sharing at #GetHimFed Fridays! Also, thank you for hosting Foodie Friday. :) Have a great weekend!!

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  20. Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again next week!

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  21. I'll be over for dinner! Everything looks so good. Pinned. Thanks for being part of our party. I hope you will swing by on Monday at 7 pm and party with us. We love having you. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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  22. Incredibly delicious! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  23. Hi Diane,
    I made your Chicken with Raspberry Glaze the other night and it was fabulous, we really enjoyed it! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. That is so wonderful to here. We love your chipotle chicken recipe.

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  24. Your chicken recipe looks yummy! Thanks for sharing at the party @DearCreatives

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  25. This sounds delicious! I love that the glaze is made from fresh berries, yum! Stopping by to let you know that this recipe is being featured on my #GetHimFed Friday link party post tomorrow. I hope you will come and link up again!

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    1. Thank you so much. I will definitely be by tomorrow.

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  26. Thanks for stopping by Family Fun Friday. I featured your Raspberry Chicken and your Blackberry Endive Appetizer. Have a great weekend, hope to see you next week.

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    1. What a wonderful surprise Danita. Thank you.

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