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#1 Fri 16 Mar 07 7:01pm

TheBeast

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From Leeds
Member since Fri 09 Feb 07

Really Simple Fruit Chicken

I would appreciate feedback from anyone who has actually had a go at cooking these recipes. What were they like? How might they be improved? Would I stand a chance serving this food in a public venue (e.g. pub or restaurant)?


Ingredients

3 oranges
3 plums (slightly unripe)
2 chicken breasts
2 tsp caster sugar
1 glass red wine

Method

Remove the peel and white coating from the oranges with a knife

Halve and stone the plums

Place in a food processor or blender and whizz on full power for a few seconds

Pour mixture into a saucepan with the wine and sugar and heat slowly, stirring constantly till the fruit has broken down and the sauce is hot.

Set in a bowl and allow to cool

Place chicken in a box and pour sauce over.

Marinade in fridge for 2-3 hours

Preheat oven to gas mark 5

Cook chicken and sauce in oven (in a roasting dish!) for 45 minutes

Turn chicken over halfway through cooking

Serve, giving the sauce a quick stir before pouring it over the chicken

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#2 Fri 16 Mar 07 8:52pm

Andyj

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From Lewes, East Sussex, UK
Member since Tue 10 Jan 06

Re: Really Simple Fruit Chicken

Sounds lovely....wonder if it would be good on the barbeque or would the marinade burn too quick ?

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#3 Fri 16 Mar 07 10:16pm

TheBeast

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Re: Really Simple Fruit Chicken

On the BBQ, you could (I think) marinade as normal, but then heat the sauce separately - in a saucepan! - and pour it on the chicken when you serve it, rather than cooking with the chicken

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#4 Sat 17 Mar 07 6:18am

GeoffP

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Re: Really Simple Fruit Chicken

Its just a bigerade without the the caremelization, so it wouldprobably be ok to serve - though I think it would benefit from being reduced.

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#5 Sat 17 Mar 07 12:31pm

TheBeast

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Re: Really Simple Fruit Chicken

What's a bigerade?  oops

I just looked up 'bigarade' and that comes up as a stock using the bitter zest of seville oranges.

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#6 Wed 21 Mar 07 7:51pm

carla07

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Occupation au pair
From Amersham UK
Member since Wed 21 Feb 07

Re: Really Simple Fruit Chicken

Hey,
Sounds great I'm going to attempt it tomorrow night, I'll let you know how it works out for me.
Thanks heaps!!! smile

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#7 Fri 23 Mar 07 9:02am

carla07

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From Amersham UK
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Re: Really Simple Fruit Chicken

Hi me again,
Turned out really nice thumbsup
Carla. big_smile

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#8 Mon 26 Mar 07 3:48pm

TheBeast

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From Leeds
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Re: Really Simple Fruit Chicken

Excellent yikesD

Mind if I bump this?

I recently did a non-alcoholic alternative, adding double cream instead of white wine. Obviously it doesn't taste the same, but it's still nice and T-total.

On a side note...

It was my mum's birthday on the weekend, and I was going to bake my first cake: Victoria sponge with raspberry sauce (raspberries cooked with caramel) cooked into each half

I.e

Pour quarter of cake mixture into tin, add 1/2 sauce, pour in other 1/4 of mixture

Repeat in other tin

Bake as normal

Unfortunately I couldn't find 2 cake tins the same size, so had to scrap that idea.

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