Black Nyons olives, crushed tomatoes, and basil add layers of flavor. To try out the recipe, keep on reading.
Posts for February 2010
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1 cut-up whole chicken (about 4 lb), breasts cut in half if large
1 medium eggplant (1 lb), cut in 1 1/2-in. chunks
1 bell pepper, cut in 1 1/2-in pieces
2 unpeeled whole cloves garlic
2 tsp oil
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp each salt, pepper and dried oregano
- Heat oven to 450°F. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with nonstick foil.
- Put chicken on one side of each pan; put vegetables on the other side. Drizzle vegetables with oil. Sprinkle chicken and vegetables with lemon zest and juice, and the salt, pepper and oregano; toss to coat.
- Roast side by side on middle oven rack, turning chicken and vegetables once, 25 to 30 minutes until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
Nutritional information per serving: Calories 428, Fat 26g, Saturated Fat 7g, Cholesterol 111 mg, Sodium 579 mg, Total Carbohydrate 13g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Protein 35g
- Main Dishes, Poultry
All you do is toss store-bought chicken with bottled Buffalo sauce and Monterey jack cheese. Then you slap the mixture between two tortillas, cook, and serve alongside blue cheese dressing. Genius! It's a great appetizer that's perfect for a movie night. To learn how its made, read more
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 chicken, cut into serving pieces and skinned
1/4 cup olive oil
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, cut into chiffonade, for garnish
1 cup black Nyons or kalamata olives, for garnish
- Combine the 3/4 cup flour and the salt in a resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken to the bag, several pieces at a time, and shake to coat completely.
- Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat and add the oil. Add the chicken and cook, turning once, for 8 to 10 minutes, until browned on both sides. Using tongs, transfer to paper towels to drain, then arrange in the slow cooker.
- Set the sauté pan over medium-high heat and add the onion and the 2 tablespoons flour. Sauté, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the garlic and stir for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the wine and stir to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Increase the heat to high and add the tomatoes and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring frequently, for 10 to 15 minutes, until some of the tomato liquid evaporates.
- Pour the onion mixture over the chicken in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 3 to 8 hours, until the chicken is tender. At 3 to 4 hours, the chicken will still be firm and hold its shape. At 6 to 8 hours, the meat will be falling off the bone.
- Divide the chicken among dinner plates and garnish with the parsley, basil, and olives. Serve immediately.
Serves 4 to 6.
- Main Dishes, Poultry
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