Balsamic-Glazed Chicken with Fennel & Celery Slaw
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Balsamic-Glazed Chicken with Fennel & Celery Slaw

This is a four-season family favorite.

Ingredients

Slaw

  • 1 bulb fennel, trimmed and very thinly sliced with a sharp knife or on a mandoline

  • 3 to 4 stalks celery with leafy tops, stalks very thinly sliced on an angle and tops coarsely chopped

  • 1 small or 1/2 medium red onion, very thinly sliced

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • EVOO, for drizzling (about 2 tbsp.)

  • Salt and pepper

Chicken

  • 2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs

  • Salt and pepper

  • 3 tbsp. olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced or crushed and chopped

  • About 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

  • 3 tbsp. pourable or regular light brown sugar

  • 2 tbsp. fresh rosemary, finely chopped

  • About 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 rounded tbsp. grainy Dijon mustard

  • 2 cups arugula leaves (a couple of handfuls)

  • A handful of fresh flat-leaf parsley tops, coarsely chopped

Preparation

Step 1

In a large bowl, toss the fennel, celery, onion, lemon juice, and EVOO; season with salt and pepper. Let the slaw marinate while you prepare the chicken.

Step 2

Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Add 2 tbsp. olive oil, two turns of the pan, to the skillet. Add the chicken. Cook until browned and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Reduce heat a bit and add the remaining 1 tbsp. olive oil, one turn of pan, to the skillet. Add the garlic and stir until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add the vinegar, sugar, rosemary, and Worcestershire and cook, stirring often, until reduced and thickened a bit, about 1 minute. Stir in the Dijon. Add the chicken and turn until coated. Cook until heated through, about 1 minute more.

Step 3

Mix the arugula and parsley into the slaw. Serve the chicken whole or sliced with the slaw alongside.

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