Sunday, August 26, 2007

Savory Sunday

Here is my latest installment of Savory Sunday for you all to try. This is a recipe I found in one of those little recipe books you buy at the grocery store found at the check out counter. I made this recipe and I was so surprised at how good it tasted. The red wine vinegar brings out so much flavor to a simple recipe. It's a great dinner for two people. Make a nice salad, bake some fresh bread (or by a frozen loaf in the freezer department of your grocer), some white wine and make a wonderful dessert. Voila! A wonderful meal for two! I have passed this recipe on to many others and they enjoy it as much as I do. I haven't heard one bad thing about it.

Here are some tips

new potatoes are those little round potatoes approximately the size of a golf ball.

use pearl onions for the recipe. If you cannot find these in your vegetable department substitute some chopped white onion about a half a cup or less if you don't like onion.

I use whatever olive oil I have available.

The one problem with the recipe was it forgot to say what to do with the bacon. You are to add it to the mixture at the very end. Then serve. I guarantee you will not be disappointed!

Chicken Scaparella

2 slices bacon, coarsely chopped

2 tablesppons Filippo Berio Olive Oil

1 large chicken breast split

1/2 cup quartered mushrooms

1 small clove garlic, minced

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons chicken broth

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

8 small white onions, peeled

4 small new potatoes, halved

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons flour

Chopped parsley

In skillet, cook bacon. Remove and set aside. Add oil and chicken. Brown well on all sides. Add mushrooms and garlic. Saute several minutes, stirring occasionally. Add next 7 ingredients. Cover and simmer 35 minutes until chicken and vegetables are tender.

To thicken sauce, dissolve 1 tablespoon flour in 2 tablespoons chicken broth. Stir into sauce. Cook, stirring, until thickened and smooth. Garnish with parsley.

Makes 2 servings
Favorite Brand Name Recipes "Cooking for 1 or 2" June 1992 Special Edition, Publications International, Ltd.
Bon Appetit!


Adrienne said...

OH this looks good!!!! TFS!

PAJNSTL said...

That looks sooo delicious!

Virtuous said...

Looks delish!!

Who you over there cooking up all this food for? :op

Sheila said...

It looks scrumptious... printing the receipt as I

Becky said...

Oooh--this is making me hungry!!

KimT said...

i can almost taste this! I might have to give this a try!