The recipe author thought of making this whiskey and balsamic cherry chicken after she found a stash of jarred goods in their garage pantry. She unearthed a jar of drunken cherries that she bought way back in 2009.
She used this “old beauty” to cook up something savory for her family, and decided to go for a chicken dish since there was a whole chicken in their fridge. In making this dish, she takes after Jamie Oliver’s tip to brown the chicken well before braising it to make the skin look more delicious, and to make the reduction sauce more flavorful.
If you do keep foods in the garage, be sure to check it from time to time, you might find something valuable that you can use for your cooking.