Aug. 07, 2020

Balsamic Cherry Braised Chicken

Yield: 4

Skill level: Easy

This skillet meal makes dinner extraordinarily simple, yet still packs a flavorful punch. Using seasonal Dark Sweet cherries and your favorite balsamic glaze to create a sensational dish for the whole family!


  • 4–5 chicken thighs, skin on
  • 4 cups cherries, pitted
  • ½ cup balsamic glaze
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


  1. In a bowl, mix balsamic, olive oil, salt, pepper, onion powder, and diced rosemary leaves from one rosemary sprig.
  2. Add chicken thighs to the bowl or freezer bag and completely cover each thigh.
  3. Let chicken thighs marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  5. In a skillet, heat about 2 teaspoons oil of choice.
  6. Once skillet is hot, add chicken thighs skin down so that they are not touching.
  7. Flip each thigh after about 4 minutes, and cook for another 3 minutes.
  8. Add cherries to the skillet, surrounding the chicken thighs and top with remaining balsamic marinade.
  9. Add 2 sprigs of rosemary to the top of the cherries.
  10. Place a cover over the skillet and place in the oven for 15 minutes.
  11. After 15 minutes, remove lid and cook for another 10 minutes.
  12. Take out of the oven and serve immediately. Serves well with yellow rice.

Recipe created by Rosalyn Daniels for Superfresh Growers.

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