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Chicken Fricassee

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Ingredients
  Chicken portions 8
  Flour 3 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Button mushrooms 1 Pound (450 Gram)
  Small onions 1 Pound (450 Gram)
  Rindless smoked bacon 8 Ounce (225 Gram)
  Butter 3 Ounce (75 Gram)
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Dry cider 1⁄2 Pint (300 Milliliter)
  Chicken stock 1⁄2 Pint (300 Milliliter)
  Bay leaves 2
  Eating apples 8 Small
  Dijon mustard 1 Tablespoon
  Creme fraiche 5 Fluid Ounce (150 Milliliter)
  Chopped fresh parsley 2 Tablespoon (To Garnish)
Directions

MAKING
1) Dredge the chicken in the seasoned flour.
2) In a bowl, cover the onions with boiling water for a few minutes. Drain and peel.
3) Using a knife, chop the bacon.
4) In a large casserole, melt butter. Saute the bacon, mushrooms and onions until golden. Keep aside.
5) Pour in some oil to the pan and brown the chicken pieces.
6) Pour in the cider, stock, and put in bay leaves, excess flour and seasoning to the chicken.
7) Let it come to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
8) Using a knife, peel and core the apples.
9) In a frying pan, heat the remaining butter and cook the apples until golden.
10) Reduce the heat, put in 2 tbsp water. Close the pan and braise for 10 minutes.
11) Put in the bacon, onions and mushrooms to the chicken. Close the pan and cook for a further 10 minutes.
12) Using a spoon, skim off any excess fat.
13) In a bowl, mix the mustard, seasoning and creme fraiche.
14) Spoon over the chicken.

SERVING
15) Serve hot with apples and garnished with parsley.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
105 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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