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Alsatian Chicken

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Ingredients
  Chicken pieces 8
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Bacon slab 2 Ounce
  Oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Onions 2
  Dry white wine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Mushrooms 1⁄4 Pound
  Bay leaves 2
  Chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped chives 2 Tablespoon
  Arrowroot 1 Tablespoon
  Light cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Parsley sprig 2 (Fresh)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Halve the garlic clove and rub it all over the chicken.
2) Dice bacon.
3) Peel and finely chop onions.
4) Slice mushrooms.

MAKING
5) In a flameproof casserole, fry bacon till brown.
6) Add oil and when hot brown chicken pieces on all sides.
7) Add onion to casserole and brown.
8) Pour in half the wine, cover and cook for 35 minutes.
9) Then add mushrooms to casserole with bay leaves, half the chopped parsley and chives, and seasoning.
10) Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
11) Discard bay leaves.
12) With a slotted spoon, take out chicken pieces and place on warmed serving dish.
13) Keep hot.
14) If there's a lot of liquid in casserole, boil till reduced by half.
15) Mix arrowroot with remaining wine and stir into pan juices.
16) Cook, stirring, till sauce thickens, then gradually stir in cream.
17) When hot (it must not boil) pour sauce over chicken.

SERVING
18) Garnish with remaining chopped parsley and chives and parsley sprigs.
19) Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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