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Saturday 30 December 2017

Chicken with Gewürztraminer White Wine and Grapes

If you should be a "fan of coq au Riesling" then I think "you will find much to love in Felicity Cloake's deliciously retro dish infused with aromatic Gewürztraminer and studded with juicy grapes" ...
Read on and see what you think.

Serves Four
1 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. olive oil
4 chicken legs (bone in, skin on)
200g bacon lardons
3 shallots, finely chopped
1 tbsp. plain flour
400ml Gewürztraminer
300ml chicken stock
50ml double cream
100g green seedless grapes, halved 

1. Melt the butter with the oil in a wide casserole over a medium-high heat. Season the chicken well and fry until golden brown on both sides, in batches if necessary.
2. Lift the chicken out and set aside. Pour off all but about 1 tablespoon of the fat into a bowl (do not discard); add the lardons to the pan and fry until crisp. Scoop out with a slotted spoon and set aside in a bowl. Add the shallots to the pan with a pinch of salt. Turn the heat down and fry until soft.
3. Add the flour and cook, stirring, until it’s beginning to colour (pour in a little of the reserved fat if the pan seems dry). Stir in 300ml of the Gewürztraminer, scraping the bottom of the pan, then the stock.
4. Return the chicken to the pan and bring to a simmer, then cover and cook very gently for about an hour until tender.
5. Lift out the chicken; set aside and keep warm. Add the final 100ml of wine to the pan, bring the sauce to the boil; simmer until thickened and reduced by about half.
6. Turn down the heat; whisk in the cream. Stir in the lardons and grapes; season, then return the chicken to the pan and heat through.
7. Serve with vegetables of your choice ... perhaps some buttery mashed swede/rutabaga or cauliflower rice/couscous to keep the carb count lower!

Nutritional Information:
Fat 27g Protein 33g Carbs 10g

From an original idea here

If you would like a little more information about Gewürztraminer please use this link here

You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog. It is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


William Kendall said...

It sounds delicious!

Happy New Year to you!

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful New Years dish this would be!

Valerie-Jael said...

Another wonderful recipe. Hugs, Valerie

Sandra Cox said...

If I was still a carnivore I would LOVE this!

Christine said...

Looks amazing!

Elephant's Child said...

An interesting variation on a classic dish.

Tom said...

...thanks, but I'll skip the wine.

happyone said...

I don't know how to say it : ) but it sure looks good!!

Ryoma Sakamoto.Japan said...

Japan is New Year 's Eve today.
Last year was a great year for you, and I know you’ll have an even better one this year.

Magic Love Crow said...

Very nice! Thank you Jan!

Conniecrafter said...

I would have never thought to put grapes with chicken, interesting :)

sandy said...

This looks so good -

I'm enjoying the above video Katelyn Tarver - never heard of her and I'm enjoying her video.