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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Ugliest Chicken in the Room

Righto, lets get back into the "Recipes-I-Made-Up-As-I-Went-Along" genre.

I was so doubtful of this recipe that I didn't even take any shots during the cooking process, but it came out so nice that I had to get a final photo.

Basically, this is Chicken with Mustard and Apple. I know, it doesn't exactly sound appetising does it? So I was surprised and awfully pleased when these two flavours fused and made for some of the nicest chicken for which I've ever made up a recipe on the fly.

Mustard Apple Chicken

(Serves 3)

6 x Drumsticks
2T Wholegrain Mustard
1T Malt Vinegar
2T Flour (Use Potato Flour for Gluten Free)
3T Tomato Paste
Olive Oil for Frying
1/4 Cup of White Wine
2T Brown Sugar
1 Onion, Chopped
1 Apple, Chopped

Toss the drumsticks in the Mustard, Vinegar, Flour, Tomato Paste and freshly ground Salt and Pepper to coat.

Shallow fry for 10 minutes, to sear the flavour into the meat. Place the onion and apple into the bottom of an oven dish, and place the chicken on top.

Deglaze the pan with the white wine and remove the pan from the heat when the liquid has reduced by half. Add the sugar and stir to thicken.

Pour the gravy over the chicken and place in the oven to cook at 220C for 50 minutes.

Serve up with rice and salad, spooning the apple-onion gravy over the chicken. Seriously, this chicken comes out looking ugly and it sounds really wierd, but it's delicious.

I wouldn't lie to you. Give it a try, then let me know what you think.


Wanisan said...

I don't think it sounds weird.
Just imagine it with pork, and it's GREAT all of a sudden....

Have confidence!

Leah said...

This sounds seriously tempting. I'm going to have to try it for Sunday dinner when I have visitors. Gotta give them the best!