Chicken in Wine
(Fricassee de Poulet)

Chicken in wine or Fricassee de Poulet is a simple regional recipe from Lorraine, use free range chickens for a better flavour.

At present free range represents less than 3% of all the chicken sold in the UK. Surely that is grotesquely out of proportion. In France, close to 40% of all fresh chicken sold in supermarkets and butchers shops is free range. 

Fricassee de Poulet

serves:- 4-6, preparation time:- 10 mins, cooking time:- 1 hour 10 mins,

Ingredients

* 1 large chicken, cut into 8 pieces
* 2 tablespoons of butter
* 2 tablespoons of flour
* 1 glass white wine
* 850 ml or 1 1/2 pints of chicken stock
* 3-4 finely chopped onions
* 1 clove of crushed garlic
* 1 bayleaf
* salt and pepper.

Method

* gently cook the chicken in the butter until firm, but not brown.

* dust the chicken with flour and continue to cook and allow to become golden.

* add the wine, stock, onions, garlic, bayleaf and salt and pepper.

* cover and simmer for about 1 hour

* serve

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