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Poulet Chasseur

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Ingredients
  Dried porcini mushrooms 1 Ounce
  Defatted chicken broth 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Olive oil 6 Tablespoon (Use More If Needed)
  Prosciutto 4 Ounce, thinly sliced, coarsely chopped
  Coarsely chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Finely chopped garlic 2 Tablespoon
  Finely chopped shallots 2 Tablespoon
  White mushrooms 1 Pound, stems trimmed, wiped clean and sliced
  All purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Paprika 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chickens 6 Pound, each cut into 8 serving pieces, trimmed of wing tips, rinsed, excess fat removed, and patted dry (2 Whole, 3 Pound Each)
  Brandy 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Canned plum tomatoes 28 Ounce, lightly crushed, with their juices (1 Can)
  Chopped flat leaf parsley 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a bowl with hot chicken broth, soak the porcini mushrooms for 1 hour. Drain, chop the porcini and reserve the liquid.

MAKING
2) In a large non-stick skillet, saute the porcini and prosciutto in the 3 tablespoons heated olive oil on medium heat for 5 minutes.
3) Stir in the onion, garlic, and shallots, then saute for another 5 minutes.
4) Stir in the sliced mushrooms and cook for about 10 minutes, until wilted.
5) In a bowl, mix the flour, paprika, salt, and pepper together. Then coat the chicken in the mixture, shaking off the excess flour.
6) In a large heavy pot, saute the chicken in 3 tablespoons olive oil over a medium-high heat, for about 3 minutes per side, until lightly browned. Saute in batches, adding more oil if required, then turn off the heat.
7) In a small saucepan, heat the brandy and pour over the chicken. Flame the brandy and shake the pot until the flame subsides.
8) Stir in the mushroom mixture and tomatoes with their juices. Then partially cover and simmer over a medium-low heat for 10 minutes.
9) Stir the parsley, adjust the seasonings and simmer for another 30 minutes until the chicken is tender and thoroughly cooked.

SERVING
10) Serve immediately on individual serving plates.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Saute
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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