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Old 03-03-2018, 01:00 AM   #1
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How would you prepare? (Chicken)

How would you prepare an elegant meal with the high light being chicken.

I have tons of chicken in the freezer - mostly pieces (breasts, thighs), skinless, boneless. Except the legs and wings of course, they still have bones and skin.

I want to invite my neighbours, the husband is about to leave for several weeks on a job. They are so very good to me and he has been super whenever I've been in trouble such as sump pump failure, hot water tank replacement, rerouting water pipes... so I would like to have something different with a bit of pizzazz!

Any suggestions? What are your ideas of a simple but elegant or indulgent chicken meal? Doesn't have to be extreme - don't kill or embarrass me!

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Old 03-03-2018, 01:52 AM   #2
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Easy. Coq au vin. Simple peasant food way back when, that is now food that is very elegant

Also easy to make, but it needs to cook for a few hours, so it is easy, but not fast. That is also a good thing, because if your guests arrive late, or you get talking too much over cocktails, it can survive some overtime on the stove or in the oven.

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Old 03-03-2018, 04:19 AM   #3
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I always like to stick with TNT recipes so I would go with oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, biscuits, peas or corn and cabbage salad.
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Old 03-03-2018, 06:51 AM   #4
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for frozen chicken parts I like

1. Catiatore,

brown the chix parts in evvo, remove and set aside.

add vegitables of your choice.
the usuals are onion, bell peppers, garlic and mushrooms. but I like squash also.

Then Tomato sauce, just a small can of sauce or if more add a can of tomato paste.

water to cover , add the chix pieces back in and cook 30 minutes till done.

spices, simply Italian spices from a jar.

serve with spaghetti noodles and salad.

make it "saucy" as I have had drunk friends seen "licking the bowl" on this one.

2. Stewed Chicken

For more of a German/ Czhech Style..

just leave out the tomato sauce.

serve it over wide egg noodles,

spice would be simply Thyme and perhaps Juniper Berrys.

Kruaet goes well with this.
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Old 03-03-2018, 06:54 AM   #5
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LOL Casey - too funny - that's what I made them last time they were over!

Good idea on the TNT Aunt Bea, I will have to sit down with my chicken recipe collection and pick my best. (according to my son, oven fried is just not one of them )
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Old 03-03-2018, 06:57 AM   #6
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Woops, guess I was composing when you posted giggler, thanks!
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Old 03-03-2018, 06:58 AM   #7
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LOL Casey - too funny - that's what I made them last time they were over!

Good idea on the TNT Aunt Bea, I will have to sit down with my chicken recipe collection and pick my best. (according to my son, oven fried is just not one of them )
It really doesn't matter which recipe you choose it will be new and different to your guests, just relax, have fun and enjoy your company.
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Old 03-03-2018, 07:18 AM   #8
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Chicken and dumplings? People love them but don't normally take the effort to make them.
I just oven roast the chicken pieces and then make the dumplings in the gravy
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Old 03-03-2018, 01:18 PM   #9
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Dragon, here's a recipe from Kades, one of our dearly departed great cook members.
I always trusted her ideas and recipes, and this would be easy and delicious for your dinner party....
Chicken my way TNT
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Old 03-03-2018, 04:03 PM   #10
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Chicken Marsala
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