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Thread #165215   Message #3999978
Posted By: Charmion
09-Jul-19 - 09:02 AM
Thread Name: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
Subject: RE: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
Chicken fricassee. The Monday night supper when imagination has hit bottom and people must still be fed.

One chicken leg or two chicken thighs per person
Olive oil
At least one onion
Garlic ad lib
Shallots if you have them
Dried thyme and oregano, if liked
Salt and black pepper
Zest and juice of one lemon, or about half to three-quarters of a cup of wine if you happen to have it lying around.

1. Slice up the onion, shallot and garlic (note Steve Shaw, above).
2. Put a tablespoon or so of olive oil in a sauté pan and brown the chicken pieces. Salt and pepper them liberally, and scatter with herbs.
3. Add the sliced onion, shallot and garlic to the pan around the chicken pieces and scatter the lemon zest over the chicken. Put the lid on the pan and turn the gas to a low murmur. Leave it alone until the chicken is cooked.
4. Take the chicken pieces out of the pan and add the lemon juice; turn up the gas and reduce the contents of the pan (the onions etc) to a thick sauce. Spoon it over the chicken and serve.