Homemade balsamic honey chicken thigh over pickled Danish pickled red cabbage , what a great combo !
I like to marinate the chicken in a balsamic glaze and honey or agave syrup with salt and pepper.
I then refrigerate it for least a hour before I bake or grill them. You can do this also with chicken tenderloins or chicken breasts. Just adjust the cooking time.
I had a red cabbage that I bought recently that is pickled. This is the star of this dish. Recently there has been a lot of talk on the benefits of your gut by eating fermented foods. So eat away! Pickled cabbage, is pickled via fermentation.Fermented foods have lots of proven health benefits thanks to good bacteria, and the fermentation process also results in wonderfully complex flavor.
For this dish I used Danish red cabbage , also known as Rødkål . You can buy in store or make on your own. The process is time consuming but worth it the end and it store well in the fridge for many days.
The company I use is called Beauvais , which makes a great version that tastes homemade and can be found in your grocery store or online .
Beauvais is a Danish brand of condiments, snacks and readymade meals now owned by Norwegian food company Orkla ASA. The brand was founded by and is named for Jeean Baptiste Desiré Beauvais, a French immigrant, who established a production of canned food in Copenhagen in 1850. The company was acquired by Orkla in 1995 and renamed Orkla Foods Denmark in 2013. (Source Wikipedia)
Try it out you will love it!
Chef tip! – Want to learn more about foods that pickled versus fermented check out this article below