Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Moose Breath Chicken

I'm always looking for interesting recipes and reinventing old favourites. This is one that I've had for years but have brought back to life.

1 chicken, cut in pieces (I used 8 thighs)
canola oil (or your favourite cooling oil)
40 cloves garlic, peeled (about 3 heads)
1/4 cup Brandy
3/4 cup white wine

Don’t be afraid of the garlic! It doesn’t bite.

In a heavy skillet on medium, heat the oil and add the chicken pieces. Brown well but
don't worry if they are completely cooked. Once the chicken is browned, remove it to a plate. Saute the garlic in the drippings, being careful not to burn it. Deglaze the pan with the brandy.

Put the chicken, garlic and the brandy remains in a deep cassarole. Add white wine and seasonings. Cover tightly. If you don't have a really tight cover, use aluminium foil. Cook in 375F oven for about 1-1/2 hrs. Do not remove the lid while cooking.
Once cooked, remove chicken from pan and thicken gravy with flour.

Serve over rice.
Makes 4 servings.

You can also use a dutch oven and do the entire thing on the top of the stove on simmer for about 1 hour. I used a regular frying pan and my corning ware casserole dish with aluminium foil cover, and served it over rice with sauteed mushrooms and onions, and its delicious!!!!!!

With the leftover pan drippings (if there are any) I like to puree them, pop it in the fridge and use it as a garlic spread.


jennasaurus said...

I just found your blog in the crochet etsy team discussions and I really am enjoying your blog. Although the name made me hesitate a bit, this recipe looks like something that my husband and I would really enjoy... We adore almost anything with garlic! If you have a chance, please check out mine as well!

<3 jenna(saurus)

Anonymous said...

Yummy, garlic & wine. My 2 favorite ingredients!

Liz @ Blue Eyed Owl

Rocki said...

I LOVE garlic and will definitely try this recipe!

Thunder Rose Leather said...

Hi from team Arizona.

Thunder Rose Leather said...

Hi from team Arizona!

Eleen Fashions said...

I'm part Italian and have no fear of garlic! I'm making this for dinner this coming week!

Thanks for the recipe!

aquariann said...

Haha, not a very appetizing name - but reading about it still made my tummy growl. Yum!!

Kreativlink said...

I love garlic! I'll definitely try that! Yum!

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My family will love this, thanks for the great recipe!

MGMart said...

Wow! I will try this recipe, looks so yummy!!

Sher said...

How did I miss this recipe when I was here before? Well, I'm glad I found it now. I'm planning on trying one new recipe a week this winter and I will add this one to my list.