Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali
Print
Total:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
50 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups red wine
  • Scant 12 ounces honey
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 (3-pound) chicken, cleaned, giblets removed, and cut into 8 portions
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish
  • 1 large onion, cut into large dice
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup green olives (Sicilian variety), pitted and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons almonds, skins removed and toasted
  • 1 1/2 cups vin cotto
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Hot red chili flakes, for garnish
  • Chopped Italian parsley, for garnish

Directions

To make the vin cotto: Combine all the ingredients in heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat and then simmer, stirring occasionally to ensure that the honey does not burn, until the wine is reduced to 1/4 of its original amount, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool. Remove the cinnamon sticks before using.

To make the chicken: Remove the giblets, clean and pat dry the chicken. Cut the chicken into 8 pieces, leaving the bones intact. In a 12 to 14-inch saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil until hot but not smoking. Add the chicken pieces, skin side down, and brown on both sides over high heat, about 4 minutes per side, season with salt. When the chicken is brown, add onion and carrot, caramelize and toss. . Add the olives, raisins, capers, pine nuts, and almonds, deglaze with 1/2 vin cotto, reducing by 1/2.

Add the remaining 1/2 cup vin cotto and turn the heat to high, so that the wine comes to a boil. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar and the sugar. Add to the pan and cook over high heat until all the wine and vinegar has evaporated. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper and serve hot, garnished with chili flakes, parsley, extra-virgin olive oil and cracked black pepper.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

Chicken Masala

Recipe courtesy of Bal Arneson

Pesto Chicken Penne

Recipe courtesy of Siba Mtongana

Sesame Ginger Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Chicken Chow Mein

Recipe courtesy of Ching-He Huang

Tandoori Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Bal Arneson

Papaya Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Bal Arneson

Chicken Parmesan

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

On TV

Haylie's America

7:30am | 6:30c

Haylie's America

8:30am | 7:30c

Haylie's America

9:30am | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10am | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Cheap Eats

11am | 10c

Cheap Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Eats

12pm | 11c

Unique Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Eats

1pm | 12c

Unique Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Carnival Eats

10pm | 9c

Carnival Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Carnival Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

Trending Videos

Brunch Bonanza

So Much Pretty Food Here