CHICKEN TONNATO D’ESTE

Ingredients

4 1/4 cups Chicken stock
6 Chicken breast halves – skinned
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/4 cup Dry white wine
4 Flat Anchovy fillets
1 tablespoonOil from anchovies
1 can Water packed tuna, (7 oz.) – drained
2 tablespoons Lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon Oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoonCapers – drained (garnish)
2 tablespoons Chopped fresh parsley – (garnish)
1 Lemon – sliced (garnish)

How to prepare

Bring 4 cups chicken stock to boil in covered saucepan. Poach chicken breasts 15 minutes and allow to cool in stock For tonnato sauce, in blender or processor, combine mayonnaise, wine, 1/2 cup stock, anchovies, oil from anchovies, tuna, lemon juice amd oregano and process until well blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper Remove bones from chicken breasts and cut meat into 1/2″ thick slices Layer on serving platter, so that they overlap slightly. Pour tonnato sauce over all. Sprinkle capers and parsley on top and garnish with lemon slices Serve cold or at room temperature

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HONEY MUSTARD CHICKEN

Ingredients

1 can pineapple rings in juice
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 largegarlic cloves – pressed
1 teaspoon thyme – crumbled
1/4 cup honey
1 cup Dijon mustard
1 tablespooncornstarch

How to prepare

Drain pineapple; reserve juice. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper to taste. Rub with garlic and thyme. Brown in hot oil in nonstick skillet. Combine 2 tablespoons reserved juice with cornstarch. Combine honey and mustard; stir into skillet with remaining juice. Spoon sauce over chicken. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir cornstarch mixture into pan juices. Add pineapple. Cook, stirring, until sauce boils and thickens.

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Chicken stock, by julia child.

Ingredients

2 qt or so raw and/or cooked chicken bones and scraps
2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup carrot
1/2 cup celery
1 medium imported bay leaf

8 parsley stems
5 peppercorns

How to prepare

Chop the bones and scraps into 1″ pieces and bring to the simmer in a saucepan (3 qt stainless steel suggested) with water to cover by 1″ and salt. As a simmer is reached, gray scum will rise to the surface for several minutes; skim it off occasionally until it most ceases to rise. Add the remaining ingredients. Cover the pan loosely and simmer 1 1/2 hrs., Adding a little water if the liquid evaporates to expose the ingredients. Strain through the sieve into a bowl, an degrease. To yield about 2 quarts

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Barbecued Chicken Kabobs

Ingredients

1 10-ounce package medium-size mushrooms
1 7-ounce jar roasted red peppers, drained
1 bunch green onions
1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken-breast
cubes for kabobs or 1 1/4 pounds skinless,
boneless chicken-breast halves
1 cup bottled honey-Dijon barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon salad oil
1 head Boston lettuce
1 bunch watercress

How to prepare

1. Preheat broiler as manufacturer directs. Cut mushrooms in half, if large. Cut roasted red peppers into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Cut off roots from green onions. Cut green onions into 3-inch lengths. If using chicken-breast halves, cut into 2-inch pieces.

2. On each of 4 long metal skewers, alternately thread chicken cubes, mushrooms, roasted red peppers, and green onions. In small bowl, mix barbecue sauce and salad oil until blended.

3. Place skewers on rack in broiling pan; brush all over with half of barbecue mixture. Place pan in broiler about 3 inches from source of heat; broil kabobs 7 minutes. Turn skewers; brush with remaining barbecue mixture and broil 7 to 8 minutes longer until chicken and vegetables are tender and chicken loses its pink color throughout.

4. Arrange Boston lettuce and watercress on platter. Arrange skewers over greens.

Each serving: About 355 calories, 10 g fat, 91 mg
cholesterol, 1235 mg sodium.

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Spicy cajun game hens

Ingredients

2 (20-oz each) cornish game hens, cut in half lengthwise
14 1/2 oz can cajun style stewed tomatoes
2 green onions, sliced
1 stalk celery, sliced
1 red pepper, cut in strips
1 green pepper, cut in strips
1/2 carrot, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp thyme
1 tsp cayenne
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp salt
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup water

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 350

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Savory marinade for pork

Ingredients

1 cup dry white wine
3 lg cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp salt

How to prepare

Combine all ingredients. Pour over 6 lean boneless pork chops, at least 3/4″ thick (stab pork chops with a sharp knife several times). Marinate at least 2 hours. Grill or broil (or bake) pork chops, brushing with marinade during cooking. Serves 6.

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Low-Fat Chicken Paprika

Ingredients

1 lb boneless chicken breast cut into strips
1 med yellow onion (halved and cut in strips top to bottom)
3/4 cup boiling water w/ 2 chicken cubes disolved
paprika
pam spray
can of sliced mushrooms (optional)
8 oz fat free sour cream

How to prepare

Spray a large skillet with a good coat of pan. Saute onions over med heat to soften. Push onions to the side and add chicken to brown slightly (cook 5-6 min, turn and cook for 4-5 min more) Give good dusting of paprika (about 1 Tablespoon) then add water/cube mixture and reduce by at least 1/2 over med/low heat (simmer don’t boil) this usually takes 10 min (add optional can/jar mushrooms) Whisk in sour cream until fully incorporated. Garnish with additional shake of paprika and grated parsley. Usually served with white steamed rice or No-Yolks Egg noodles cooked according to directions.

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Salsa rustica – tuscan country sauce

Ingredients

3 xlarge eggs, hard boiled, shelled
8 fillets anchovy, in oil, drained
10 sprigs italian parsley, leaves only
3 oz capers, in wine vinegar, drained
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1 cup white bread, w/o crust
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 cup water
Salt
Black pepper, ground
1/3 cup olive oil

How to prepare

Chop the eggs finely along with the anchovy fillets, parsley, capers and garlic. Place in a crockery bowl. Set aside. Soak the bread in the first measure of vinegar and the water for 20 minutes. Squeeze out the liquid. Add the bread to the egg and anchovy mixture. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Add the oil a bit at a time, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Add the second measure of vinegar after all the oil has been incorporated. Mix very thoroughly (the sauce should have a smooth texture). Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving with boiled meats and fowl or on potatoes. Yields 6 servings.

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Carne seca jerky

Ingredients

2 1/2-3 lb raw jerky meat
2 large onions, finely chopped
2 tsp ground oregano
2 cloves garlic, mashed
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp course black pepper
3/4 cup vinegar
1 tsp liquid smoke

How to prepare

Mix all ingredients to make marinade and soak meat in marinade 24 hours. Remove meat from marinade and place in oven or smoker for from 7-8 hours at about 150- 200

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