Classic French Chicken in White Wine Sauce
Added by kye in france | Mon 11 May 2009 @ 13:40
Serve with rice...the sauce added to the plate at the last moment.
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 1 (4 lb) chicken, cut into 6 pieces (or 3-1/2 to 4 lb• chicken pieces)
* salt & freshly ground black pepper
* 1 medium onion, finely chopped
* 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
* 1/2 celery rib, finely chopped
* 2 ounces prosciutto or country ham, finely chopped
* 3/4 cup dry white wine
* 3/4 cup chicken stock
* 3 tablespoons heavy cream (at room temperature)
* chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and cook it in the skillet on the skin side to brown it and to render the fat from the skin, about 15 minute Turn the chicken over and cook on the bone side for about 5 minute Remove and reserve the chicken.
Pour off all but 2 Tbs. of the fat from the pan. Add the onion, carrot, celery, and prosciutto or ham and sauté until the onion is browned and the vegetables are softened, 8 to 10 minute Add the wine and chicken stock to the pan and stir to combine with vegetables. Put the chicken back into the pan. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover the skillet with a lid, and simmer the chicken in the sauce until cooked through, 20 to 25 minute.
Remove the chicken from the pan, turn the heat to high and bring the liquid to a boil. Reduce the volume of liquid by half, about 5 minute (or 6 to 7 minute if you want a thicker sauce). Add the cream, stir to combine, and remove the pan from the heat. Transfer the chicken to wide soup plates; taste and season the sauce with salt and pepper if necessary and spoon it over the chicken. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley.