Friday, 28 March 2014

French Food Friday...Chicken in White Wine

Chicken in White Wine Recipe Ideas - Healthy & Easy Recipes

recipe and photo from here

Bonjour mes belles,

This recipe is an old favourite of mine and is a recipe that I use all year round. Simple and yet tasty, my favourite style of cuisine.


Chicken in White Wine


  • Serves 4

  • Preparation 20 mins

  • Cooking 50 mins
  • Ingredients

    • 600ml (20fl oz) dry white wine
    • 2tbsp olive oil
    • 1 lemon quarter
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 4 sprigs of thyme
    • 4 free-range chicken thighs (skin on)
    • 4 free-range chicken breasts (skin on)
    • 50g (13/4oz) butter
    • 150g (5oz) lardons or 6 rashers streaky bacon, diced
    • 1 tbsp plain flour
    • 8 small shallots, peeled
    • 250g (8oz) small mushrooms
    • 1 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley

    Method

    1. Combine the wine, oil, lemon quarter, bay leaves and thyme in a large bowl. Add the chicken pieces, cover and marinate in the fridge for 24 hours.
    2. Heat the oven to 150°C (gas mark 2). Remove the chicken from the marinade and pat dry with kitchen paper. Heat half the butter in a large heavy flameproof casserole over a medium heat. Add the lardons or bacon and cook, stirring for about 2 minutes. Add the chicken thighs and fry until golden, then remove and add the breast and cook until golden. Remove from the casserole and set aside.
    3. Sprinkle the flour over the base of the casserole and cook, stirring to mix together the fat and the flour, for 1 minute, or until golden. Slowly add the marinade (including the herbs and bay leaves), stirring with a wooden spoon to mix the flour and wine together. Bring to a simmer over a low heat. Return the chicken and bacon to the casserole, cover and place in the oven for 30 minutes.
    4. Meanwhile, heat the remaining butter in a large frying pan and add the shallots. Sauté over a medium heat for about 5 minutes, then add the mushrooms and sauté until golden. Add the shallots and mushrooms to the casserole, cover and cook for a further 20 minutes. Season to taste, sprinkle with parsley and serve from the casserole.

    Tip

    You can use any cut of chicken for this dish, but remember to cook breasts for a shorter time than meat that's on the bone, as those pieces will take longer.
     
    ....bon appetite à tous, Leeann

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