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French country chicken

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Origin of dish:  France
Type of cooking:  Hob
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Ingredients (serves 6):

    1 jointed chicken
    1/3 glass cognac
    1 1/2 glasses dry white wine
    1 tbsp paprika
    5 heaped tbsp crème fraîche
    140g grated cheese
    1 tbsp strong mustard
    2 tbsp breadcrumbs
    2 tbsp peanut/groundnut oil
    2 pinch caster sugar
    Salt & pepper


1. Roll each piece of chicken in flour.
2. Sauté until golden in a large pan, over a high heat.
3. Drain off any excess oil, add cognac and flambé.
4. Add paprika, white wine and sugar, then mix well and leave to reduce over a low heat for 5 -10 minutes.
5. Add crème fraîche and 100g grated cheese. Stir well, bring to the boil and leave to simmer for 12 minutes, stirring regularly.
6. Arrange chicken in a gratin dish.
7. Add mustard to sauce, whisk, then pour over chicken.
8. Mix remaining 40g cheese with breadcrumbs.
9. Sprinle breadcrumbs and cheese over dish to top.
10. Grill dish for 5 minutes to brown cheese and give a crusty topping. Serve.
Advice: Serve with fresh pasta or potatoes and green vegetables.

Recommended wine: Saumur Champigny

User comments

(Review left on 04/07/2012 on the recipe for French country chicken)
I added the crème fraîche and 100g grated cheese at 6, after I had taken the chicken out and put in the dish. I then poured the sauce over. This was less messy and the final taste was delicious.
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