recipes of the day 05/10/04.......chicken

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  1. snorton938

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    Amaretto Chicken Breasts - serves 4

    1/4 cup butter
    1/3 cup onions chopped
    1/3 cup celery chopped
    4 cup bread crumbs
    1 can water chestnuts
    2 tsp poultry seasoning
    1 tbsp beau monde seasoning
    1 cup chicken broth
    1/2 cup Amaretto liquor
    4 boned and skinned chicken breasts

    1 1/2 cup light brown sugar
    1/2 cup honey
    1/2 cup orange juice
    1/3 cup Amaretto liquor

    Mix all of stuffing ingredients together and pour into greased baking dish. Lay chicken breasts on top of mixture. Baste with glaze.
    Glaze sauce:
    Combine and heat ingredients slowly in small heavy saucepan until sugar dissolves.
    Cool, and either baste chicken breasts during cooking, or serve as topping glaze at table.

    Basil-Orange Pineapple Chicken - serves 4

    1 pineapple
    1 tsp margarine
    4 skinless boneless chicken br
    1 tsp vegetable oil
    1 small red bell pepper
    1/2 cup frozen Dole pineapple orange
    1/2 cup white wine
    2 tbsp Dijon mustard
    1 tsp onion powder
    1/2 tsp cornstarch
    1/2 cup fresh basil leaf
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    2 orange

    Twist crown from pineapple. Cut pineapple in half lengthwise. Refrigerate half for another use. Cut fruit from shell, then crosswise into thin slices.
    In nonstick skillet, saute pineapple in margarine until lightly browned. Remove.
    Pound chicken lightly until even thickness. Season with salt. Brown chicken in oil. Cover, simmer 6 minutes. Remove. Saute red pepper in same pan.
    Combine juice concentrate, wine, mustard, onion powder and cornstarch; stir until blended. Add to pan. Cook, stirring, until sauce boils and thickens.
    Add chicken, basil and black pepper to sauce. Spoon sauce over.
    Add oranges; heat through. Serve with pineapple.

    Caribbean Chicken Breasts - serves 4

    4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
    1/2 tsp ground coriander
    1/4 tsp ground ginger
    1/2 tsp ground cumin
    1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
    1 tbsp vegetable oil
    1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
    3 tbsp fresh orange juice
    3 tbsp fresh lime juice
    1/3 cup mango chutney with jalapenos
    Cilantro sprigs
    Red chili peppers

    In small dish, mix together coriander, ginger, cumin and cayenne pepper. Rub mixture over each chicken breast half.
    In nonstick frypan, place oil and heat to medium temperature. Add chicken and cook, turning, about 10 minutes or until fork can be inserted with ease.
    Remove chicken to platter and keep warm. To frypan, add lemon juice, orange juice, lime juice and chutney; bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, about 2 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken; pour over chicken.
    Garnish with cilantro sprigs and red chili peppers.

    Cajun Chicken Sandwich - serve 1

    1 boneless, chicken breast half
    1 tsp cajun seasoning, or 1/2 tsp chinese five-spice powder
    Salt and ground pepper
    Juice of 1/2 lemon
    1/2 cup mild blue cheese
    1 tbsp mayonnaise
    4 cherry tomatoes, halved
    1 salad onion, sliced
    Handful of salad greens
    2 slices of bread

    Season the chicken with salt, your choice of spices, and pepper. Cook skin side down in a nonstick frying pan for 5 minutes the skin is nicely brown and crispy, then turn and cook for about another 4 minutes until cooked through but still moist and juicy. Now squeeze over a little lemon juice over it.
    While the chicken is cooking blend together the blue cheese and mayonnaise.
    Layer the salad ingredientson top of the slice of bread and top with the moist chicken followed by the blue cheese mayo.
    Sandwich together with the remaining bread and eat warm.

    Charred Chicken and Pepper Fajitas - serves 2

    2 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2 inch
    1 yellow pepper, cut lengthwise into 1/2 inch
    1 red onion, thickly sliced
    1/2 tsp dried oregano
    1/4 tsp crushed chilies
    2 tbsp vegetable oil
    grated rind and juice of 1 lime
    salt and ground black pepper
    4x8 inch flour tortillas
    sunflower oil, for brushing
    leafy salad, to serve
    2/3 cup sour cream

    Place the chicken strips, pepper, red onion, oregano, chilies, oil, lime rind, and juice in a large bowl. Add plenty of seasoning and toss together until well mixed.
    Heat a flat griddle or heavy nonstick frying pan. Add the chicken mixture and cook over a high heat for 8 minutes, turning once or twice, until the mixture is well browned, lightly charred and cooked through.
    Brush the tortillas with sunflower oil and briefly warm them in the microwave for 10 seconds, or heat them in a dry frying pan for a few seconds on each side.
    Serve separately, or pile the fajitas in the middle of your warm tortillas, add salad and a dollop of sour cream, roll up and enjoy.
    Serve with a bottle or two of chilled beer.

    Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts - serves 4

    3/4 cup Cream cheese
    1/3 cup Blue cheese
    5 tbsp butter
    Grated nutmeg
    3/4 cup Swiss cheese, grated
    3 chicken breasts, 3/4 lb each skinned, boned, halved
    3 tbsp Dijon mustard
    1/3 cup flour
    1 egg, beaten
    1/4 cup bread crumbs
    4 tbsp clarified butter

    Blend cream cheese, blue cheese, butter and dash of nutmeg. Form into 6 ovals, then roll ovals in swiss cheese. Chill at least 1 hour.
    Flatten chicken breasts between sheets of waxed paper. Spread each piece with 1/2 tsp mustard. Put 1 cheese oval in center of each breast and enclose completely with chicken. Have ready 3 separate bowls containing flour, egg and crumbs. Roll each breast in flour, then egg, then crumbs and chill 1 hour again.
    In a heavy oven-proof skillet, sear breasts in butter over high heat for 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer pan to -preheated 400 F. oven and bake for 7 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

    Chicken with Avocado and Roasted Pepper Cream - serves 4

    3 yellow, green or red bell peppers
    1 cup uncooked rice
    2 cup heavy cream (divided use)
    1 tbsp vegetable oil
    6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
    Salt end pepper to taste
    2 avocados
    1/2 cup sour cream

    Preheat oven broiler. Arrange peppers on roasting pan. Place under hot broiler, about 5 inches from heat; cook till skin turns black. Turn frequently to char all sides.
    Remove peppers from roasting pan and place in a plastic bag. Close tightly and allow to steam 10 minutes. Cook rice according to package directions. When rice is done, remove from heat and keep warm. Carefully remove peppers from bag.
    When peppers are cool enough to handle, slip off and discard charred skins. Hold peppers under cold running water to make peeling easier. Chop peppers coarsly. In work bowl of food processor, combine peppers with 1 cup heavy cream. Process until smooth. Stir in remaining cream; set aside.
    Heat vegetable oil in large skillet over med-high heat. Cook chicken breasts until brown on both sides. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour cream mixture over chicken.
    When mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat to a vigorous simmer. Cook until sauce is reduced and slightly thickened, about 20 to 30 minutes. Adjust season- ing to taste.
    Right before serving, peel and thinly slice avocados. Remove chicken breasts from heat and stir sour cream into sauce.
    Serve chicken breasts over rice with plenty of sauce and garnish with avocado slices.

    Chicken with Cherries and Sour Cream Sauce - serve 4

    6 skinned and boned chicken breasts
    2 tbsp light vegetable oil
    2 tbsp butter
    1/4 lbs chopped mushrooms
    1/4 tsp finely chopped garlic
    1/2 tsp tomato paste
    1 tbsp cornstarch
    1 cup chicken broth
    1 cup sour cream
    1 cup pitted cherries

    Heat oil and butter in large saute pan. Slowly brown chicken, turning until cooked, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from pan. Keep warm.
    Add 1 tbsp of butter to pan. Saute mushrooms and garlic for about a minute, stirring over moderate heat.
    Remove pan from heat. Add tomato paste and cornstarch; blend.
    Add chicken stock and return to heat,stirring until sauce comes to a boil. Using a metal whisk, stir in sour cream, spoonful by spoonful.
    Add chicken and cook until heated through. Remove and arrange pieces on a heat proof serving platter. Add cherries to pan and warm over low heat.
    Spoon sauce over chicken and lightly brown under broiler.

    Chicken Curry with Pineapple and Coconut Milk - serves 4

    13 oz chicken fillets
    1 tsp chilli paste
    20 fl oz coconut milk
    10 oz canned pineapple pieces
    1 tbsp brown sugar
    1 tbsp fish sauce

    Slice chicken, drain pineapple pieces.
    Bring half of the coconut milk to boil and add chilli paste.
    Add chicken and heat. Add pineapple, sugar, fish sauce and the rest of the coconut milk and stir.
    Simmer for 15 minutes.

    Chicken and Mushrooms in Sherry Sauce - serves 4

    1/3 cup oil
    6 whole boneless chicken breasts, skinned cut into 1/2-inch
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1/4 cup flour
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
    1 cup dry sherry
    1 cup chicken broth
    2 tsp lemon juice
    2 bay leaves
    4-4.5 oz. jars whole mushrooms draine

    In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
    Add chicken; stir until chicken is no longer pink. Remove chicken with slotted spoon. Add onion and garlic; cook until tender.
    Stir in flour, salt and lemon pepper seasoning; mix well.
    Gradually add sherry, chicken broth, lemon juice and bay leaves. Cook over medium heat about 3 minutes or until thickened.
    Add chicken and mushrooms, simmer 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove bay leaves.

    Chicken with Orange, Raisins and Almonds - serves 4

    3 lb chicken thighs or drumsticks
    2 tsp cinnmon
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
    2 tbsp vegetable oil
    1 md onion chopped
    1 clove garlic crushed thru a press
    3/4 cup orange juice
    3 tbsp raisins
    1/3 cup slivered almonds

    Season chicken with cinnman, cloves, salt and pepper. In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken, in batches if necessary, and cook, turning until browned, about 10 minutes. Remove and set aside.
    Add onion to pan. Cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute longer.
    Return chicken to pan. Add orange juice and raisins. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes until chicken is tender. Garnish with almonds.

    Chicken, Shrimp, Beef with Peanut Sauce - serve 8

    For Sate:
    1 cup teriyaki sauce
    4 garlic cloves; minced
    3 tbsp fresh lime juice
    2 1/2 tbsp minced fresh ginger
    2 tbsp brown sugar
    24 md uncooked shrimp; peeled, deveined
    1 1/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts; cut into 1/2-inch
    1 1/4 lb beef skirt steak; cut into 3x1/2-inch
    1 mignon, cut into 3x 1/2 x 1/4-inch
    36 bamboo skewers; soaked in water 30 minutes (about)
    1 banana leaves or ornamental kale
    1 lime slices

    For Peanut Sauce:
    1 cup creamy peanut butter
    1 can chicken broth; (14 -1/2-ounce)
    1/4 cup fresh lime juice
    3 tbsp brown sugar
    2 tbsp plus 1 tsp soy sauce
    2 tbsp chopped peeled fresh ginger
    1/2 tsp dried crushed red pepper
    1 lime peel julienne
    1 hibiscus or gardenia flowers (optional)

    For sate:
    Combine first 5 ingredients in large glass baking dish, Stir until sugar dissolves. Add shrimp, chicken and beef, stir to coat.
    Cover and chill 30 minutes to 1 hour.
    Remove shrimp, chicken and beef from marinade. Thread on separate skewers, using about 3 shrimp per skewer and 2 beef or chicken pieces per skewer. Place on platter. Can be prepared 2 hours ahead. Cover and chill.
    Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat) or preheat broiler. Grill skewered meats until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Line large platter with banana leaves. Place sauce in bowl in center of platter. Surround with skewers.
    Garnish with lime and flowers, if desired, and serve.

    For peanut sauce:
    Place peanut butter in heavy medium saucepan. Gradually mix in chicken broth. Add all remaining ingredients except lime peel.
    Stir over medium heat until smooth and thick, about 6 minutes. (Can be prepared 3 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Before serving, stir over medium heat until hot, thinning with water if necessary.)
    Pour sauce into bowl and garnish with lime peel. Makes about 3 cups.

    Chicken Parmigiana - serve 6

    1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
    2 tsp Parmesan cheese, grated
    3/4 tsp Italian seasoning
    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    1 lbs chicken breasts without skin
    1 egg, beaten
    8 oz tomato sauce
    3/4 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded

    Combine first 4 ingredients in a shallow bowl. Dip each chicken breast in beaten egg, then roll in bread crumb mixture to evenly coat.
    Place chicken on a cookie sheet or jelly-roll pan. Bake in preheated 375f oven for 10 minutes.
    Turn chicken over; bake 10-12 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Spoon tomato sauce over chicken.
    Sprinkle cheese over top. Bake 3 minutes or until chicken is melted.

    Chicken with Port and Raisins

    1/2 cup dark raisins
    1 cup port wine
    2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
    4 breasts of chicken
    2 shallots, diced
    1/4 pound fresh mushrooms
    2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    1 cup heavy cream, or evaporated milk
    1/4 tsp grated fresh nutmeg
    1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 1 tbsp water
    Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
    Fresh herbs for garnish

    Soak the raisins in the port wine at least 1 hour or, preferably, overnight.
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a saute pan, heat 1 tbsp of the olive oil. When hot, saute the chicken breasts on one side until golden brown. Turn the chicken over and transfer to an ovenproof dish. Bake for 10 minutes.
    In the meantime, in the saute pan, heat the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil. Add the shallots and sweat them for 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and saute them for 2 minutes. Add the vinegar and reduce until almost dry.
    Stir in the raisins and their soaking liquid. Cook until the liquid is reduced by half. Add the cream or evaporated milk, nutmeg, and cornstarch mixture. Cook for 2 more minutes, but do not bring to a boil.
    Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Spoon the sauce onto serving plates, set a chicken breast on top, and garnish with fresh herbs.
    Couscous would make a perfect side dish.

    Creamy Chicken Manicotti - serve 4

    32 Manicotti shells
    42 oz can creamy chicken mushroom
    2 cup commercial sour cream
    8 cup chopped cooked chicken
    1 cup chopped onion
    8 tbsp butter or margarine
    16 oz can sliced mushrooms undrained
    4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

    Cook manicotti shells according to package directions, omitting salt; drain shells, and set aside.Combine soup and sour cream; stir well.
    Combine half of soup mixture and chicken; stir well. Set aside remaining soup mixture.
    Stuff manicotti shells with chicken mixture; place in a greased 12- x 8-x 2-inch baking dish.saute onion in butter in a large skillet until tender; add mushrooms.
    Stir reserved soup mixture into mushroom mixture. Spoon over manicotti; bake, uncovered, at 350 °F for 15 minutes.
    Sprinkle with cheese, and bake an additional 5 minutes.

    Csirke Paprikas (chicken in paprika sauce) - serve 4

    1 each frying chicken, cut into pieces
    8 slice bacon
    1/4 cup finely chopped onion
    1 cup + 1 tbsp flour
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp + 1/2 tbsp paprika
    1 each Uecikn bouillon
    1/2 cup milk
    1 1/2 cup thick sour cream

    Clean, rinse and pat dry the chicken, and cut into pieces. Dice bacon and place into dutch oven. Cook slowly, stirring and turning frequently, until bacon is slightly crisped.
    Add the chopped onion and cook until transparant stirig ocsoally.
    Meanwhile, coat chicken evenly by shaking 2 or 3 pieces at a time in a plastic bag containing 3/4 cup flour, 1 tsp salt, and 1 ½ tsp paprika. With slotted spoon, remove bacon and onion from pan, leaving bacon fat in pan and set aside.
    Save 2 tbsp bacon fat and set aside.
    Slightly increase the heat under the pan.
    Lightly and evenly brown the chicken, starting with meatier pieces, and browning skin sides first. When chicken is browned, reduce heat.
    Cover pan tightly and cook chicken slowly for about 25 to 40 minutes until thick pieces are tender when pierced with a fork.
    Meanwhile, dissolve chicken bouillon in 1 cup hot water and set aside.
    Melt saved bacon fat again in a small saucepan over low heat. Blen into the fat 2 tbsp flour.
    Heat until the mixture bubbles, stirring constantly.
    Remove from heat and gradually add chicken broth, stirring all the while.
    Return o heat and bring to rapid boil. Keep stirring! cook 1 to 2 minutes longer.
    Gradually add (still stirring of course) milk and 1/2 tbsp paprika. When thoroughly heated, remove saucepan from heat.
    Stirring vigorously with a whisk or fork, add the sour cream to the sauce in small amounts. Mix in the bacon and onion.
    Pour the sauce into the skillet over each piece of chicken.
    Cook over low heat, stirring sauce and turning chicken frequently for 3 to 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated; do not boil.
    Cover pan tightly; turn off heat under chicken and let s csirke paprikas (chicken in paprika sauce).

    Curried Chicken Livers with Rice - serves 4

    4 tbsp butter
    1/2 cup finely chopped onion
    1 lb chicken livers, trimmed and cleaned
    2 tsp curry powder
    1 cup chicken broth
    1/2 cup golden raisins
    1/2 cup chopped apple
    Salt to taste
    4 cups hot cooked rice
    1 cup peanuts, chopped

    Melt the butter in a skillet. Stir in the onion and cook for 5 minutes over low heat. Turn the heat to medium, add the chicken livers and cook until brown, about 2 minutes on each side.
    Remove livers to a warm plate. Add the curry powder to the skillet and stir to blend with the onion and pan juice.
    Add the chicken broth, raisins and apple, bring to a boil and reduce to about 3/4 cup. Taste and add salt.
    Put the hot rice on a platter with the chicken livers on top and pour the curried sauce over it. Sprinkle with the peanuts, if you wish.

    Drunk Chicken

    1 whole chicken
    A few slices of bacon
    300g mushroom (about 10 oz)
    7 ounces dry white wine
    1 cup sour cream
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Cut the chicken into bigger pieces, then add salt and pepper slightly.
    Add the wine, then cook for 15 minutes on high heat in a covered dish. look for another 20 minutes on medium heat.
    Cut the mushroom to small pieces and together with the sour cream add on top of the chicken.
    Cook the chicken for 10 minutes. Take off the cover and cook until red.
    During the cooking the alcohol in the wine will "vanish" leaving only the delicious taste so this can be enjoyed by the whole family including children

    Gourmet's Chicken Tetrazzini - serves 4

    4 pounds Chicken cut in pieces
    1 cup Heavy cream
    1/2 pound Mushrooms thinly sliced
    3 tbsp Medium dry sherry
    5 tbsp Unsalted butter
    Nutmeg to taste
    1/2 pound Spaghetti
    1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
    2 tbsp Flour

    In a kettle, combine the chicken with enough salted water to cover it by 2 inches. Bring water to a boil, and simmer the chicken for 20 minutes or until it is tender. Let chicken cool in the broth, separate the meat from the skin and bones, returning the skin and bones to the broth. Cut the meat into strips and reserve.
    Simmer the broth until it is reduced by half, strain through a fine sieve, discarding the solids. Skim off fat. Boil the stock until it is reduced to about 2 cups.
    Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook the mushrooms in 2 Tbsp butter over mod-low heat, stirring, until they are softened. In a kettle of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti until it is al dente. Drain it well. In a saucepan melt remaining butter over mod-low heat. Add flour and cook the roux, stirring, for 3 minutes. Whisk in the reserved broth, cream and Sherry. Bring the sauce to a boil, whisking, and simmer it for 5 minutes. Season with nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste.
    Stir half into the mushrooms with the spaghetti and transfer it to a well-buttered 2-1/2-qt. baking dish, making a well in the center.
    Add the turkey meat to the remaining sauce, combine well. Spoon this into the center of the spaghetti and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
    Bake in the middle of a preheated 350f oven for 25-30 minutes or until pale golden in color. Serve immediately.

    Grilled Chicken Breasts with Wild Mushroom-Bourbon Sauce

    1/2 cup chopped fresh rosemary
    1/2 cup lemon juice
    2 tbsp Dijon mustard
    Salt and pepper to taste
    1 1/2 cup olive oil
    20 chicken breast halves skinned and boned
    10 Shallots chopped
    60 ml garlic chopped (1/4 cup - what a comedian, other stuff's in english)
    1 1/2 lb ****take mushrooms sliced
    2 1/2 oz dried mixed wild mushrooms, soaked in hot water and chopped
    1/2 lb sun dried tomatoes soaked hot woater for 30 min the drained and chop
    5 tbsp flour
    6 cup rich beef stock of broth
    1/2 cup whipping cream
    1/2 cup Bourbon

    Make a marinade by whisking 2 tbsp rosemary, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper together, then slowly adding 1 Cup of olive oil. Pour over chicken breast halves and marinate from 1 to 8 hours.
    Make the sauce in a large heavy-bottomed pan. Saute the shallots and garlic in 1/4 cup olive oil until light gold. Add remaing olive oil and rosemary, ****takes, wild musrooms and tomatoes. Stir well then sprinkle on flour. Cook an stir for 1 or 2 minutes, then slowly add the stock, stirring until a sauce forms.
    Add cream, bourbon salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 8 minutes. Remove from heat, taste, adjust seasoning to taste, and add more bourbon as desired.
    Remove chicken from marinade and grill or broil until cooked but still moist (about 10 min.). Meanwhlie, reheat sauce.
    Arrange chicken on a serving platter and top with sauce.

    Ham and Cheese Chicken Rolls - serve 4

    4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
    4 ham slices, extra lean
    4 Swiss cheese slices very thin
    1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1 dash salt
    1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
    1/4 tsp lemon pepper optional
    1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
    1 egg
    2 1/2 tbsp Canola oil or peanut

    Skin the chicken breasts and pound to ¼ inch between sheets of waxed paper.
    Lay one slice of fully cooked thin ham on chicken, then one slice of very thin swiss cheese.
    Roll up very carefully; secure with wet toothpicks or tie twine around tightly.
    Unwaxed dental floss makes a good tie.
    Mix the flour, pepper, salt and lemon-pepper (optional).
    Dust this over the chicken rolls lightly.
    Dip one at a time into the beaten egg.
    Roll in the bread crumbs.
    Heat the oil in a 9 or 10-inch heavy skillet with lid.
    Place the chicken rolls into hot oil, seam side down.
    Saute about 10 minutes, turning carefully once or twice.
    Add 2 tbsp of water or chicken broth, cover immediately, and turn heat to simmer. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
    Remove from pan, let stand 3-4 minutes, then carefully remove the toothpicks or twine. Serve warm

    Hungarian Chicken - serve 6

    6 tbsp flour
    1 each broiler-fryer chicken (3 1/2 lb), and cut up in serving pieces.
    1 each onion, large chopped
    1 1/2 tbsp paprika
    1 tbsp salt
    2/3 cup chicken broth
    1 each parsley-buttered egg noodles
    1 each salt and pepper to taste
    1/4 cup butter or margarine, divided
    2/3 cup tomato juice
    1 tbsp sugar
    1 each bay leaf
    2/3 cup sour cream

    Combine flour, salt and pepper and place in a plastic bag. Shake chicken, a few pieces at a time, in flour mixture.
    Melt 1 tsp. butter in a large skillet. Saute onion until tender. Remove from pan and set aside.
    In same skillet, melt remaining butter and brown chicken on all sides.
    Combine tomato juice, paprika, sugar and salt. Pour over chicken.
    Add bay leaf, broth and reserved onion. Cover and simmer 45-60 minutes or until chicken is tender.
    Remove chicken to a platter; keep warm. Reduce heat to low, remove bay leaf and stir in sour cream.
    Heat through 2-3 minutes. Do not boil. Pour sauce over chicken and noodles. Serve immediately.

    Parmesan Cream and Chicken Breasts

    4 half chicken breasts
    Salt and pepper to taste
    2 tbsp butter
    2 tbsp flour
    3/4 cup heated heavy cream
    1/2 cup grated Parmesan
    3 egg yolks
    1/2 cup bread crumbs

    Preheat oven to 350. Bone and skin chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat butter in fry pan and when it starts to form add the meat.
    Roll them in butter and cook 3 minutes on each side over med heat (the butter shouldn't burn). Remove from pan and place in greased baking pan. Add flour to fry pan and cook several minutes, then add cream and stir until you have a smooth thickened sauce. Stir in 1 tbsp. cheese, beat yolks with a little of the hot sauce, then stir them in as well.
    Coat chicken with this sauce, sprinkle with remaining cheese mixed with crumbs and place in oven. Bake 10 minutes or until chicken is done and sauce is set and slightly puffed. If you wish, these can be placed under broiler for 1 minute or so to brown lightly.

    Raspberry-Peach Chicken - serve 4

    1/2 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries
    1 small peach, pared and sliced
    2 tbsp peach brandy or apple Juice
    2 tbsp honey
    1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp pepper
    4 small skinless boneless chicken breast halves about 1 pound
    1 tbsp vegetable oil

    Place raspberries, peach slices, brandy, and honey in blender or food processor.
    Cover and blend on high speed, or process, about 1 minute or until smooth.
    Heat in 1-quart saucepan until hot; reduce heat. Keep warm mix flour, salt and pepper. Coat chicken breast halves with flour mixture.
    Heat oil in 10-inch skillet. Cook chicken in oil over medium heat 12 to 14 minutes, turning once, until juices run clear.spoon some sauce on serving plate.
    Place chicken on sauce and drizzle with additional sauce.
    Garnish with remaining raspberries if desired.

    Rum Raisin Chicken with Almonds - serves 6

    3 whole chicken breasts, halved, skinless and boneless
    3 tbsp light rum
    2 tbsp dark seedless raisins
    1/4 cup butter
    1/3 cup slivered almonds
    3/4 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp pepper
    3/4 cup chicken broth
    1 tbsp cornstarch
    1/2 cup half-and- half
    Fresh curly mustard greens

    In small bowl, place raisins and rum; set aside.
    In large frypan, place butter and melt over medium heat; add almonds and cook, stirring, until almonds are toasted. With slotted spoon remove almonds to small dish.
    In same frypan, place chicken and sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper; cook over medium heat, turning often, about 20 minutes or until fork can be inserted in chicken with ease. Remove chicken from frypan to platter and keep warm.
    To frypan, add broth and bring to a boil.
    In small bowl, mix cornstarch and half-and-half until smooth; slowly add to broth, stirring constantly until smooth. Reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. Stir in rum and raisins; cook 1 minute.
    To serve, pour sauce over chicken; top with toasted almonds. Garnish with mustard greens.

    Santa fe Chicken Avacado Melt - serve 2

    4 tbsp mayonnaise
    2 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro leaves, divided
    1/2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
    Salt and pepper to taste
    2 slice sourdough bread, lightly toasted (thick slices)
    2 cooked skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
    1 tomato, sliced
    1 avacado, peeled and sliced
    3 oz sliced Lorraine cheese

    Combine mayonnaise, 1-½ tbsp cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. Spread on top of bread.
    Place chicken breast on bread. Layer tomatoes, avacado and lorraine cheese.
    Broil sandwich until cheese melts. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro.
  2. snorton938

    snorton938 Founding Member

    Feb 5, 2004
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    here's some from the bed and breakfast circuit.......

    Chicken Gloria

    6 servings

    1 cup orange marmalade
    3/4 cup Burgundy
    3/4 cup water
    1/2 cup orange juice
    1 8-ounce can apricots, drained and pureed
    2 tablespoons red currant jelly
    2 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in 1/4 cup cold water

    6 8-ounce chicken breast halves, skinned, boned, and lightly pounded
    Seasoned flour
    1/4 cup sherry
    1/4 cup brandy
    Halved apricots and chopped fresh parsley for garnish

    Combine first 7 ingredients in saucepan and simmer gently over low heat, stirring frequently until well blended. Slowly add cornstarch mixture, stirring constantly. Simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.

    Meanwhile, dredge chicken breasts lightly in flour. Heat oil in large skillet, add chicken and saute' until golden brown on both sides; do not overcook. Drain on paper towels. Pour off oil and wipe out skillet.
    Return chicken to pan. Add sherry and brandy and simmer 2 minutes.
    Stir in apricot sauce, spooning over chicken to coat lightly.
    Transfer to heated platter and garnish with apricot halves and chopped parsley.
    Serve with remaining sauce.

    Chicken Pistachio

    4 six oz. boneless and skinless breasts of chicken
    1 egg
    2 oz. milk
    1/2 cup flour
    2 cups chopped pistachio nuts

    Dredge 1 side of chicken in flour, shake off excess. Dip in egg wash. Press into pistachio nuts. Saute in butter for 2 minutes nut side down. Turn and cook for 3 or 4 minutes or until done. Add desired sauce. Serves 4.

    Crunchy Hot Chicken Salad

    Serves 6 to 8

    3 cups diced chicken, cooked
    1 cup finely chopped celery
    2 teaspoons chopped onions
    1/2 cup sliced almonds
    1 can cream of chicken soup
    1 1/2 cups cooked rice
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    3/4 cup mayonnaise
    1/4 cup water
    2 eggs
    crushed potato chips
    3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

    Combine chicken, celery, onions, almonds, cream of chicken soup, cooked rice, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside.
    Combine mayonnaise and water. Beat with a whisk until smooth. Pour over chicken mix and stir well.
    Add two eggs and toss gently.
    Spoon into greased 2-quart, shallow casserole dish. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours.
    Bake at 450 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes and sprinkle with crushed potato chips and cheese.
    Bake 5 more minutes.

    Deviled Chicken Strata

    4 cups herb-seasoned croutons
    3 cups cubed, cooked chicken
    1/2 cup chopped celery
    1/2 cup chopped green pepper
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1/4 cup chopped pimiento
    3/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
    2 tsp prepared mustard
    1 cup shredded cheese
    4 eggs slightly beaten
    2 cups half & half

    Place 1/2 the croutons in a sprayed 11x7 baking dish and set aside. In a large bowl, mix chicken, celery, pepper, onion, and pimiento. Fold in mayo or salad dressings and mustard. Spread chicken mixture over croutons in the dish. Top with cheese and remaining croutons. Combine eggs and half & half with whisk or fork. Pour egg mixture over crouton mixture. Cover and refrigerate 2-24 hours. Bake uncovered at least on hour at 325-350 degrees. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

    Dot's Southern Fried Chicken

    3 lbs cut up chicken*
    1 cup flour
    pepper to taste
    2 tbsp paprika
    2 cups Crisco or corn oil
    Onion rings

    Soak cut up chicken in salted water (1 tbsp of salt per quart of water) for 1 hour. Pat dry. In a bag, mix flour, salt, pepper to taste, and paprika. Shake chicken pieces (2 at a time) in flour mixture, covering well. Place Crisco or corn oil in large skillet. Heat to medium-medium high temperature and fry chicken until tender, crisp & brown, approximately 20 minutes. Turn after 10 minutes. Test one with fork to check if done. Before adding chicken, Dot says, throw in thickly sliced onion rings when grease is hot...that's our secret!

    * Dot cuts the chicken in quarters to serve four people.

    Olive Chicken Mozzarella

    1/4 cup flour
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1/4 cup olive oil
    4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into bits)
    1 clove garlic, crushed
    1 medium onion, chopped fine
    One 8-oz. can sliced mushrooms
    One 14-oz. jar spaghetti sauce
    1/2 tsp. oregano
    1/2 cup sliced pimento stuffed olives
    6 ounces sliced mozzarella cheese

    Combine flour & salt in plastic bag & coat chicken. Brown in hot olive oil. Arrange chicken pieces in a 2-qt. shallow baking dish.

    Saute garlic & onion in drippings until onion is tender. Stir in mushrooms, spaghetti sauce, oregano, and olives. Top chicken with tomato-olive sauce. Top with sliced cheese. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven until chicken is tender - about 30 minutes.

    (rolled breast of chicken in wine)

    Each portion:

    1 Breast of Chicken
    Salt & Pepper to taste
    1 Thin slice of Prosciutto (or any ham of your choice)
    1 Thin slice Mozzarella Cheese
    1 Tbsp. sauteed Spinach
    1 Tsp. Flour
    1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
    1/2 cup White Wine
    1 Tsp. Butter
    1/2 cup Chicken Stock


    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

    Pound the breast of chicken very thin. Season with salt and pepper to taste and cover with a thin layer of olive oil. First, place the thin slice of prosciutto or ham, second the mozzarella cheese and third the spinach over the chicken. Start rolling the chicken, folding in the sides and end, so that the stuffing does not fall out. Pin down with toothpick. Turn chicken roll lightly in flour.


    In oven-proof pan, over medium flame, heat olive oil and brown chicken quickly on all sides. Add the white wine, butter and chicken stock. While stirring, bring liquid to a boil. Cover the pan with lid, place in the hot oven and simmer for 10 - 15 minutes.


    Remove the chicken from the pot. Simmer over medium flame and reduce broth to your liking. Slice chicken, arrange on plate, top it with broth. Serve with small roasted potatoes and garnish with a twig of parsley or cilantro.

    Goes well with chilled Chardonnay or Chianti Classico.

    Rosalie's Southwest Chicken

    Easy, quick, hearty, with a Polynesian tease. You can add pineapple chunks to emphasize the Polynesian. As it is, it's more towards the hearty.

    12 pieces chicken (skin and pare off fat)
    1 can whole cranberry sauce
    2 packages any dried onion soup
    1/3 cup Milani's 1890 or any similar salad dressing

    Combine all ingredients. Bake gently 1 1/2 hours. Be sure to spoon pan sauce over each serving.

    Savannah's Chicken Roll-up
    Serves 4

    4 pieces Chicken breast pounded flat
    salt and pepper
    1 small package bread stuffing mix
    1 box of spinach, drain and squeeze excess water
    1 can of cream of celery soup
    1 1/2 cups sour cream
    1 tablespoons tarragon

    Season chicken breast with salt and pepper to taste. Add spinach to stuffing mix. Mound stuffing mix on flat chicken breasts and then roll, with seam on bottom. Put in a greased casserole dish. Then ADD: soup, sour cream and tarragon over top of chicken. Cook 350 for 45 min.... GOOD and Easy.

    The Chef's Drunken Chicken

    1 8 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast
    1/4 of an apple, sinned and sliced
    1 oz mild cheddar cheese
    1 egg beaten
    bread crumbs
    oil for sauteing
    1/4 cup cream sherry

    Pound chicken to about 1/4 inch in thickness
    Place apple and cheese inside breast and close with toothpicks
    Roll the breast in flour
    Then smother it with the beaten egg and roll it in the bread crumbs until it is completely covered
    Saute in the oil until golden brown all over
    Let cool and remove toothpicks

    Note - this can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for several days if necessary.

    When ready to make, place in small baking dish and pour sherry over the top. Bake 15 minutes at 375 degrees. Enjoy!

    Vinter's Chicken

    2 Tbsp plain flour
    1/4 tsp basil, crumbled
    1/4 tsp dried tarragon, crumbled
    1/4 tsp paprika
    4 chicken breast halves, boned and skinned
    1 Tbsp safflower oil
    1 Tbsp butter
    2 small cloves of garlic, minced
    1/2 cup white wine (dry)
    1 cup red seedless grapes, halved
    1/2 cup chicken broth
    1 tsp fresh lemon juice
    Salt & freshly ground pepper
    1 Tbsp chopped freshly picked parsley

    Mix flour, basil, tarragon, paprika, salt and pepper in large bowl. Add chicken and toss gently to coat. Heat oil and butter in large heavy skillet over medium high heat. Stir in garlic, cook only a few seconds before adding chicken. Saute on both sides until golden brown. Pour in wine. Cover and cook until chicken is done, about 5 minutes. Add grapes, broth and lemon juice and heat through. Transfer chicken and grapes to a platter using slotted spoon. Reduce sauce by about half. Pour over chicken. Garnish with parsley and serve.

    Lemon Chicken

    8 chicken breasts, skinned and boned
    1 cup fresh lemon juice
    1 cup flour
    1 t paprika
    1/2 t freshly ground black pepper
    1/4 cup oil
    1 T grated lemon zest
    1/8 cup brown sugar
    1/8 cup chicken stock
    2 lemons, sliced paper thin

    Combine chicken and lemon juice in a bowl just large enough to hold them comfortably. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 8 hours or overnight. Turn occasionally.

    Drain chicken thoroughly and pat dry. Fill a plastic bag with flour, paprika and black pepper and shake to mix. Put two pieces of chicken into the bag and shake coating completely.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat oil in frying pan until hot. Fry chicken pieces a few at a time until brown and crisp. This will take about 6-8 minutes per batch.

    Arrange chicken in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Sprinkle evenly with lemon zest and brown sugar. Mix chicken stock and lemon juice together and pour around chicken pieces. Put a slice of lemon on top of each piece of chicken. Bake chicken for 35 to 40 minutes, until golden brown.

    Chicken in Tomato and Basil Sauce

    2 tbsp olive oil
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 large onion, finely chopped
    1 clove garlic
    1 can Italian stewed tomatoes
    1/4 cup each fresh chopped basil and sliced black olives
    4 chicken breasts
    1/4 tsp pepper

    Heat oil in large skillet. Sprinkle cutlets with salt and pepper. Brown in skillet and remove. Cook onion in skillet 3 minutes, then add garlic and tomatoes. Cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in basil and olives and return meat to skillet. Cover and cook about 5 minutes more, or until meat is cooked through.

    Almond Fruited Chicken Salad

    2 c. cooked diced chicken
    1 c. celery
    1 c. grapes (green seedless)
    2 c. almonds
    1/2 c. pineapple (drained)
    1 TBS lemon juice

    2/3 c. Cool Whip
    2/3 c. Miracle Whip

    Combine first 6 ingredients. (May be made to this point the day before.) Mix dressing ingredients. Stir in. Serve with croissant or in melon bowls. Serves 6.
  3. snorton938

    snorton938 Founding Member

    Feb 5, 2004
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    let's go out in style with these chicken recipes.......

    Chicken Louisiana

    2 tablespoons butter
    broiler-fryer chicken, about 3 to 3 1/2 pounds, cut in serving pieces
    1 medium onion, sliced
    2 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
    2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
    1 teaspoon leaf thyme, crumbled
    2 teaspoons dried parsley leaves
    1 bay leaf
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
    2 cups chopped green bell pepper
    1 cup chopped red bell pepper
    hot cooked rice

    In a large skillet, melt butter. Sauté chicken until nicely browned on all sides. Remove chicken as it browns. Add onion and garlic to chicken drippings and sauté until onion is tender, or about 5 minutes. Blend in flour, stirring until smooth. Remove skillet from heat. Stir in tomatoes, thyme, parsley, bay leaf, salt, and Tabasco. Add chicken pieces. Return to heat and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Add green and red bell pepper. Cover and continue to cook over low heat for about 25 minutes longer, or until chicken is tender and done. Serve Louisiana chicken with hot cooked rice. Chicken recipe serves 4.

    Louisiana Chicken & Beans Skillet

    1 package fresh boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
    2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
    1 medium onion, halved and sliced
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    1 16-ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
    1 14-1/2 ounce can stewed tomatoes, undrained
    4 cups hot cooked rice
    Hot pepper sauce, optional

    Sprinkle chicken with Cajun seasoning. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook chicken and onion in oil for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add beans and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until juice of chicken runs clear. Serve chicken and beans over rice. Serve with hot pepper sauce.

    Stuffed Chicken with
    Louisiana Crawfish Sauce

    Serves: 4

    1/2 cup chopped celery
    1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
    1/2 cup chopped green onions - divided
    1 lb. crawfish tails - divided
    1/2 cup crab meat - divided
    1/4 cup olive oil
    2 Tbls. dry bread crumbs
    salt and pepper - to taste
    4 boned, skinned chicken breast halves
    cayenne pepper - to taste
    garlic powder - to taste
    3 Tbls. butter OR margarine
    1/3 cup all-purpose flour
    1 cup heavy cream
    1 Tbls. chicken base OR 1 Tbls. chicken bouillon granules
    Creole seasoning - to taste

    -In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, sauté celery, green bell pepper, 1/4 cup green onions, 1/2 lb. crawfish tails, and 1/4 cup crab meat in olive oil until vegetables are tender.
    -Stir in bread crumb and season with salt and pepper; set aside.
    -Pound chicken with a meat mallet until about 1/8" thick; season with cayenne pepper and garlic powder.
    -Place 1/4 of the prepared seafood stuffing onto a piece of chicken and roll up, securing with skewers or toothpicks; repeat with remaining chicken breasts.
    -Place chicken on a cookie sheet, spray with non-stick cooking spray, and bake in a 375 degree oven for 30-35 minutes, or until juices run clear; remove from oven and keep warm.
    -In a saucepan over medium-high heat, sauté remaining green onions, crawfish, and crab in butter until onions are tender.
    -Reduce heat to medium-low and stir flour into saucepan; slowly stir in cream, whisking out any lumps of flour.
    -Stir soup base into saucepan and season with Creole seasoning.
    -Simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened.
    -Serve sauce poured over stuffed chicken.

    Louisiana Chicken Stew
    Yield: 12 Servings


    1/4 c Vegetable oil
    2 lg Whole chicken breasts
    -(about; 3 pounds), skin on,
    8 pieces (you may use; boned
    - breasts)
    12 Chicken thighs (about 4 lb)
    1/4 c All-purpose flour
    1 1/2 c Coarsely chopped onion
    2 c Coarsely chopped celery
    2 md Green bell peppers; coarsely
    1 cn Tomatoes, coarsely chopped;
    -with juice (32 oz)
    4 tb Tomato paste
    1 ts Hot pepper sauce; to taste
    4 c Chicken broth or stock
    1 tb Fresh lemon juice
    2 lg Bay leaves
    2 lg Garlic cloves; minced
    1 ts Salt
    1/2 ts Black pepper
    1/4 lb Precooked; coarsely chopped
    sausage or other; spicy
    -garlic sausage


    NOTE: This tasty stew will reward you for the time it takes to make a
    proper roux, which add depth.

    Heat the oil in a deep skillet or Dutch oven. Working in small batches
    over medium-high heat, brown the chicken pieces on all sides (skin side
    down first). With thongs, remove each browned batch to a platter.

    After all the chicken is browned, make a New Orleans-style roux; Pour the
    remaining oil form the Dutch oven into a measuring cup. Return 1/4 cup to
    the Dutch oven and heat over medium heat. Add the flour and stir, scraping
    flour from the bottom of the pan as it slowly browns. Stir constantly
    until the roux is a rich brown, the color of a paper bag. (Be careful:
    When a roux begins to brown, it can burn very quickly and will continue to
    cook, even off the heat, until liquid is added.) This will take about 20

    Immediately stir in the onions, celery and peppers. Cook until wilted,
    about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, lemon juice, hot pepper
    sauce, bay leaves, broth, garlic, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer
    Remove the skin and visible fat from the chicken. Return to the pan.
    Simmer, uncovered, for about 30 minutes. Add the sausage. Skim off fat as
    it collects on top of the sauce. Cook another 30 minutes, or until the
    chicken is tender and the sauce is thick.

    TO SERVE AFTER FREEZING: Thaw as recommended. Reheat slowly in a covered
    pot over medium-low heat. Serve in shallow soup dishes over freshly cooked
    white rice. Serves 12.

    Opelousas Baked Chicken
    Makes: 6 - 8 servings

    This Cajun's secret to making this dish a success is and I quote, "The secret to this very famous Opelousas dish is in the seasoning and in the long, slow basting process." Patience, Patience, Patience!!!

    4 fryer halves Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning™
    1 cup oil 1 cup water
    1 small can paprika 1 tbsp chili powder

    Season chicken generously with Tony’s or salt & pepper. Rub well on each side.

    Place fryer halves in open baking pan & cover with a mixture of oil and water. Sprinkle with paprika & chili powder.

    Place pan in a pre-heated 275° oven and cook until hot.

    Baste continuously about every half hour until deep dark brown about 3-5 hours.

    The secret to this very famous Opelousas dish is in the seasoning & in the long, slow basting process.

    Recommended Sides:
    Serve with Cajun rice dressing, petit pois, candied yams, a green salad & French bread.

    and let's end this thread with one of my favorites done in a "new meets old" style.....chef rick folse making chef paul prudhomme's gumbo ya ya :D

    This dish was invented by chef Paul Prudhomme at the legendary New Orleans eatery, K-Paul, in the 1970s. He says its so good, it makes you say YaYa! This is my version of this great dish.

    1 chicken , cut up
    2 tablespoons Creole seasoning
    2 1/2 cups flour
    1 cup vegetable oil
    2 cups onions, coarsely chopped
    1 1/2 cups celery, coarsely chopped
    2 cups green pepper, coarsely chopped
    6 cups chicken broth
    1 1/2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced
    1 pound andouille sausage finely, diced (or any spicy sausage such as Kielbasa)
    4 cups hot cooked rice

    Cut chicken breasts in half crosswise to get a total of 10 pieces of chicken. Season with Creole seasoning. Measure flour into a large paper bag. Add chicken pieces and shake until well-coated. Remove chicken and reserve the flour.

    In a large skillet, brown chicken in very hot oil, remove and set aside. Stir oil remaining in the skillet with a wire whisk to loosen any brown particles remaining in the bottom of the pan. Make a roux by whisking in 1 cup of the remaining flour and stiring constantly until the roux turns a dark brown. Remove from heat; add onions, celery and green bell pepper, stirring constantly until vegetables are tender.

    Transfer roux and vegetables to a Dutch oven. Add stock to roux and vegetables and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and add garlic, sausage and chicken. Continue cooking, covered, until the chicken is tender, 1 3/4 to 2 hours.
    Adjust seasonings and serve in bowls over the rice.
    Serves 10.
  4. snorton938

    snorton938 Founding Member

    Feb 5, 2004
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    uh oh. i almost forgot. now that we know there are more ways to cook a chicken than people on planet are some fun chicken facts......memorize these and you will truly be the life of the party.....i promise :D

    Fact - A chicken will lay bigger and stronger eggs if you change the lighting in such a way as to make them think a day is 28 hours long!
    Fact - The chicken can travel up to 9 miles per hour.
    Fact - There seven distinctive types of combs on chickens: rose, strawberry, single, cushion, buttercup, pea, and V-shaped.
    Fact - Unrelated to the chick, the male cock-of-the-rock bird earned the name "cock" because of its rooster-like appearance and combative behavior. The female of the species influenced the word "rock" being added to the name
    because of her habit of nesting and rearing the young in sheltered rock niches.
    Fact - There are four places in the United State with the word "chicken" in their name. Chicken, Alaska; Chicken Bristle; in
    Illinois and Kentucky; and Chicken Town, Pennsylvania.
    Fact - The largest chicken egg on record was nearly 12 oz., measuring 12 1/4" around.
    Fact - The greatest number of yolks in one chicken egg is nine.
    Fact - The record for laying the most eggs: seven in one day.
    Fact - There are more chickens in the world than any other domesticated bird. More than one chicken for every human on the
    face of this earth.
    Fact - The longest distance flown by any chicken is 301 1/2 feet. (as the crow flies)
    Fact - Every bird and mammal except the spiny anteater experiences REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.
    Fact - Did you know that some breeds of chickens can lay colored eggs? Sure enough, the Ameraucana and Araucana can
    lay eggs colored in shades of green or blue, depending on the breed and it's ancestry.
    Fact - In 1994, 73,866 million eggs were produced in the U.S. proving once again the U.S. has the best darn chickens in the
    Fact - China not only has the most people in the world, but also has the most Horses with 10,000,000 and chickens with over 3,000,000,000 of them.
    Fact - Chickens and turkeys are known to cross-breed, these breeds are known as "Turkins".
    Fact - The term 'Chicken Pox' didn't come from people believing that they came from chickens, it came from the Old English term 'gican pox' - which means the itching pox.
    Fact - Alektorophobia - Fear of chickens.
    Fact - Laid head to claw, KFC chickens consumed worldwide would stretch some 275,094 miles. They would circle the Earth
    at the equator 11 times or stretch from the Earth approximately 50,094 miles past the moon.
    Fact - There are approximately 450 million chickens in the United States.
    Fact - There are more chickens than people in the world.
    Fact - Chickens make sounds with actual meaning. They give different alarm calls when threatened by different predators.
    Fact - A rooster will attack anything that he thinks will harm the hens ( that includes humans ). Their spurs (located at the back
    of their leg ) can cause a very painful puncture wound.
    Fact - If a rooster is not present in a flock of hens, a hen will often take the role, stop laying, and begin to crow.
    Fact - In Gainesville, Georgia - the chicken capital of the world - it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork! [Source: local ordinance]
    Fact - McDonald's in india doesn't serve beef -- only chicken, mutton and fish. [Source: notice displayed in McDonalds bombay outlet ]
    Fact - The closest living relative of the t-rex is the chicken.
    Fact - The waste produced by one chicken in its lifetime can supply enough electricity to run a 100 watt bulb for five hours.
    Fact - The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
    Fact - There are more chickens than people in the world.

    [UPI, Cairo, Egypt, 31 Aug. 1995] - Six people drowned Monday while trying to rescue a chicken that had fallen
    into a well in southern Egypt. An 18 year old farmer was the first to descend into the 60-foot well.
    He drowned, apparently after an undercurrent in the water pulled him down, police said.
    His sister and two brothers, none of whom could swim well, went in one by one to help him,
    but also drowned. Two elderly farmers then came to help, but they apparently were pulled by
    the same undercurrent. The bodies of the six were later pulled out of the well in the village of Nazlat Imara,
    240 miles south of Cairo. The chicken was also pulled out. It survived.

    Which Came First??? According to National Geographic, scientists have settled the old dispute
    over which came first -- the chicken or the egg. They say that reptiles were laying eggs thousands
    of years before chickens appeared, and the first chicken came from an egg laid by a
    bird that was not quite a chicken. That seems to answer the question. The egg came first.

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