1.04.2011

Tasty Tuesday

“We can see a thousand miracles around us every day. What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken?”
-S. Parkes Cadman


Hello! Have the dog days of winter got you down? Well don't let them! Try this slow cooker recipe and it will put smiles on the faces of your entire family! What is not to love? It is easy to make, fairly inexpensive and is truly a comfort food that will warm you to your cockles! ENJOY!

“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.”
-Arnold H. Glasgow



Slow Cooked Hunter Chicken

Ingredients:

* 1 pkg split chicken breasts w/ ribs, drums & thighs (3 Lbs)
* salt and pepper to taste
* flour (for coating)
* 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 2 cups mirepoix (diced carrots, celery & onion)
* 6 Tbsp all-purpose flour
* 2 cups dry red wine
* 32 oz chicken stock
* 1 cup white mushrooms, sliced
* 1 can Italian style tomatoes
* 2 tsp Herbs de Provence
* 1 Tbsp tarragon, chopped
* Crusty Italian bread

Equipment Needed:

* 6-8 qt slow cooker
* large braising pan


Directions:

1.) Season chicken with salt/pepper & dust with flour.
2.) Heat oil on medium in braising pan.
3.) Brown chicken pieces lightly on all sides, 8-10 min.
4.) Remove chicken & place in slow cooker.
5.) Discard all but 1 Tbsp oil.
6.) Lower heat to medium-low.
7.) Add garlic & mirepoix to pan; cook 2-3 min, stirring frequently.
8.) Stir in all-purpose flour and mix well.
9.) Add wine and stir.
10.) Slowly mix in chicken stock and bring to simmer.
11.) Pour stock mixture over chicken in slow cooker.
12.) Add mushrooms, tomatoes, and herbs, mix well.
13.) Cover & cook on HIGH 3-4 hours or LOW 6-7 hours.
14.) Remove chicken & arrange on a large serving platter.
15.) Stir tarragon into sauce; season to taste with salt and pepper.
16.) Pour sauce over chicken and serve w/ bread.

(P.S. Dunking the bread in the sauce is DIVINE!)

Thought of the Day:

"People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately."
-Oscar Wilde


Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!

3 comments:

MonsterBug Blankets said...

oh my--this sounds sooooooo yummy!!!!

donnarose said...

Looks and sounds wonderful
Love how slow cookers keeps meat so moist
Yum

PoetessWug said...

Looks like a keeper...and I Love my crock pot!! Thanks!