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Chicken Monterey

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Ingredients
  Olive oil 5 Tablespoon
  Chicken 1 Pound, quartered
  Ground black pepper To Taste
  Chopped yellow onions 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Carrots 2 , peeled and chopped
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), peeled and minced
  Chicken stock/Canned chicken broth 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Orange juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Canned crushed tomatoes 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dried rosemary 1 Tablespoon
  Sweet red pepper 1 Medium, stemmed and cored, cut into julienne
  Zucchini 1⁄2 Large
  Chopped italian parsley 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (For Garnish)
  Orange zest 1 Tablespoon, grated (For Garnish)
  Salt To Taste
Directions

Heat 3 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet.
Pat the chicken pieces dry, season them with salt and pepper, and cook gently in the oil for 5 minutes.
Turn the chicken, season again, then cook for another 5 minutes.
Do not attempt to brown chicken or you will overcook it; it should be pale gold.
Remove chicken from skillet and reserve.
Add the onions, carrots and garlic to the oil remaining in the skillet and cook, covered, over low heat until vegetables are tender, about 25 minutes.
Uncover skillet and add the stock, orange juice, tomatoes and rosemary.
Season to taste with salt and pepper and simmer the mixture, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
Return chicken pieces to the pan and simmer further, 20 to 25 minutes, or until chicken is nearly done.
Baste the pieces with the sauce and turn them once at the 15-minute mark.
(If you wish, you may complete the recipe to this point the day before serving.
Refrigerate chicken in the sauce and reheat gently before proceeding.) 5.
Heat remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in another skillet and saute the pepper julienne for 5 minutes.
Add sliced zucchini and yellow squash and season with salt and pepper.
Raise the heat and toss the vegetables in the oil until they are tender but still firm, another 5 minutes or so.
With a slotted spoon, transfer vegetables to the skillet with the chicken and simmer together for 5 minutes.
Sprinkle with the chopped parsley and orange zest

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Appetizer
Interest: 
Gourmet

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