Great marinade for chicken or another white meat – it will keep the meat juicy and will add a sweet and spicy flair to the flavor.
Chicken in a Red Wine and Dried Fruits Marinade
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This marinade will make any white meat taste unforgettable! With a hint of sweetness, spiciness and delicate wine notes, chicken or rabbit will definitely become an easy but festive recipe for a romantic dinner or a special occasion meal.
Roughly chop raisins, dried apricots and ginger root.
Make a marinade: combine wine, red wine vinegar, raisins, dried apricots, ginger root, cloves, cinnamon sticks, salt and pepper.
Place chicken in a marinade, cover it well with all the liquid. Leave in a fridge for at least 4 hours, overnight is better.
Remove chicken from the marinade and use paper towels to slightly dry it.
Warm some oil/butter on a pan on a medium to high heat. Meanwhile, prepare a small plate with flour.
Place each chicken piece in flour and cover evenly. Than transfer to the frying pan and fry for a couple of minutes on each side. Then remove.
Add the marinade (remove cinnamon and other unwanted ingredients in advance) and a little bit of water (or broth) to the pan. Bring to boil. Add chicken and let cook for another 10-15 min (or longer if meat has bones in).
When the chicken is ready, remove from the pan and place on a serving plate. Cover with foil to keep it warm. Keep the marinade simmering until reduced and thickened into a sauce.
Serve chicken with dried fruits from marinade. Use plain rice/quinoa or veggie salad as a side. Bon Nuppetie!