Plum Chicken with Amaranth

This yummy chicken recipe is great in the crock-pot, and even better warmed up the next day (assuming you have any left over!)

1 thick slice bacon, diced

8 chicken thighs or breasts

1 cup dry amaranth seed (can also use quinoa)

2 cups chicken stock (or water)

1 cup water

1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar (I use Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar)

1/2 c. pitted dry plums

2 tbsp. white cooking wine

1 cup amaranth leaves or spinach leaves, finely diced

1 large onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp. fennel seed, ground

1 tbsp. ground cloves

2 star anise (optional)

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Saute bacon over medium heat, rendering the fat.  Add chicken  – let cook 10 minutes each side, till brown and crisp.

Add onions,  garlic,  prunes, wine, greens, and and saute with chicken until onions are soft and limp.

Move onion/chicken mixture to crock pot.  Add the rest of ingredients.   Cook on low 8-10 hours.  Serve chicken over amaranth. Enjoy!

Number of Servings:  8