Chicken in Vinegar


I think schools are starting today so most people who have been to Japan or somewhere else on holiday are probably back this weekend and are back to normal life.  Having said that, Chinese New Year is early this year and it’ll be in 3 weeks so I guess the city is still busy with people doing shopping etc.


I cooked chicken in vinegar for dinner today.  It’s from a Japanese blog  but I think it’s based on a classic French recipe.  You brown just both sides of chicken thigh with some garlic cloves with butter and olive oil, then add some tarragon vinegar, tomato, white wine, put the lid on and cook until chicken is tender, then add some mustard and cream and reduce the sauce a little.  I usually use fresh tarragon instead of tarragon vinegar (I use ordinary wine vinegar) but they were out of stock so I used dill instead.


Instead of white wine I used Moet Chandon Champagne – only because I forgot that we had a glass each on New Year and the left-over has been in the fridge.  As we are having “Dry January” we would not be drinking it.  I usually put left-over wine and champagne in the freezer by the way – very useful when you need just a little bit of wine.


Although it’s creamy sauce, it doesn’t seem too heavy because of the kick from the vinegar and it goes well with rice.  I reduced the liquid a little too much, though.  I hadn’t made this for a while and forgot I need to put a little more liquid than the recipe.  Also, I decided that prefer tarragon to dill.  It wasn’t too bad anyway.



3 Comments Add yours

  1. connie.n.w. says:

    This dish looks delicious. You are very creative and always impressive photographs. I have nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award! You can see more information here if you are interested:

    1. spiceynoodle says:

      Thank you very much for reading my blog and “like”ing posts often. Thank you also for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award, it’s very kind of you and I do appreciate it. However, I don’t read that many blogs these days and many of the ones I read are in Japanese so I don’t think I can list 15 blogs to nominate. Thank you again.

      1. connie.n.w. says:

        You’re welcome! No problem at all 🙂 Have a great day!

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