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Chicken with Mushroom & Tarragon Cream Sauce

Chicken with Mushroom and Tarragon cream Sauce

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken with Mushroom & Tarragon Cream Sauce

Chicken with Mushtoom and Tarragon Cream Sauce is an easy to make dinner, if you have a sauté pan that can go into the oven then it’s basically a one pot meal.  Just add a starch and you’re ready to go.

This recipe is good for 4 servings.

Ingredients for Chicken with Mushroom & Tarragon Cream Sauce
  1. One chicken breast per person
  2. 2 Tbs butter
  3. 1 Tbs oil
  4. Salt & pepper
  5. 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  6. ½ cup water
  7. ½ cup Sour Cream
  8. 1 onion finely chopped
  9. 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  10. 2-3 Tbsps tarragon leaves
  11. Salt & pepper to taste
  12. 2-3 thick slices of fresh tomato

Directions for Chicken with Mushroom & Tarragon Cream Sauce

Preheat oven to 375º

In a sauté pan large enough to hold all the chicken in one layer, on medium heat,brown the chicken breast which have been lightly salt & peppered in 2 tablespoons of butter and one tablespoon of oil.

Once the chicken is browned remove from the pan and add the onion and garlic and cook until the onions begin to soften.

Once softened add the mushroom soup and water and stir to combine, and once fully combined and dissolved add the sour cream and stir to combine again.  Add the tarragon and taste and if necessary add salt & pepper.

Put the chicken into the pan and  turn to coat all sides.  Place the tomato slices on top and place the pan into the center of the oven for about 30-40 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked.

Plate the chicken and serve the sauce on the side.

 

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Chicken with Mushroom & Tarragon Cream Sauce

Chicken with Mushroom & Tarragon Cream Sauce

Ingredients

  1. One chicken breast per person
  2. 2 Tbs butter
  3. 1 Tbs oil
  4. Salt & pepper
  5. 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  6. ½ cup water
  7. ½ cup Sour Cream
  8. 1 onion finely chopped
  9. 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  10. 2-3 Tbsps tarragon leaves
  11. Salt & pepper to taste
  12. 2-3 thick slices of fresh tomato

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375º
  2. In a saute pan large enough to hold all the chicken in one layer, on medium heat,brown the chicken breast which have been lightly salt & peppered in 2 tablespoons of butter and one tablespoon of oil.
  3. Once the chicken is browned remove from the pan and add the onion and garlic and cook until until the onions begin to soften.
  4. Once softened add the mushroom soup and water and stir to combine, and once fully combined and dissolved add the sour cream and stir to combine again.  Add the tarragon and taste and if necessary add salt & pepper.
  5. Put the chicken into the pan and  turn to coat all sides.  Place the tomato slices on top and place the pan into the center of the oven for about 30-40 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked.
  6. Plate the chicken and serve the sauce on the side.
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Orange Crepes with Orange Sauce

 

Orange Crepes with Orange Sauce

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange Crepes with Orange Sauce

My interior decorator is constantly rearranging my kitchen utensils.  So when my crêpe pan showed up, hanging on the wall, I started to think of things I can do with crepes, and as my decorator was having an unnumbered birthday I thought of dessert crepes in lieu of a cake.

The recipe for the crepes is from Jacques Pepin’s recipe for crepes Suzette and is a simple and easy to use recipe and will make 6-7 8½” Crepes.

The filling is an adaptation of a recipe I found on an Emeril site, and will make enough filling for about 6-7 crepes.

The sauce is a take off  an orange crème anglaise.

Ingredients for Orange Crepes with Orange Sauce
Orange Filling
  1. 8oz Cream Cheese at room temperature
  2. ¼ cup sour cream
  3. ¼ granulated sugar
  4. 1 Tbs zest of orange
  5. ¼ cup Orange juice no pulp
  6. ½ the zested orange slices coarsely chopped (optional)
Orange Sauce
  1. 4 Tbs butter melted
  2. ¾ cup granulated sugar
  3. ¾ cup Orange juice no pulp
  4. 1 Tbs zest of Orange
  5. 3 eggs yolks
Crepe batter
  1. 2 Eggs
  2. ¾ cup all purpose flour
  3. ½ cup whole milk
  4. Pinch of salt
  5. ½ tsp granulated sugar
  6. 1/3 cup of water
  7. 1 Tbs vegetable oil
  8. 2-3 Tbs Confectioners sugar for dusting
  9. 1 Tbs Orange Zest
Directions for Orange Crepes with Orange Sauce

Filling:

Place all the ingredients into the bowl of a mixer and whisk until smooth and completely incorporated.  Once smooth place into a bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Sauce:

In a sauce pan place the butter, sugar, ½cup of the sugar, the OJ and the zest and slowly bring up to almost a boil stirring constantly until the sugar is fully dissolved.

In a separate bowl take the remaining sugar and the egg yolks and whisk until fully combined.

Once the sauce comes up to heat and the sugar is fully dissolved, slowly add about 4 oz to the egg yolks in a slow stream while whisking continuously ( this technique is called tempering the eggs and will prevent them from scrambling when put into the hot liquid).  Once combined add the egg mixture  back to the sauce pot and slowly bring up to a boil to thicken while stirring constantly.

Once thickened pour through a strainer into a clean bowl set in an ice bath and stir to cool the mixture.  When cooled pour into a pitcher and store in the refrigerator covered until ready to serve.

Crepes:

In a bowl combine the eggs,flour, milk,salt and sugar into a bowl and whisk until smooth with no lumps visible.

Once smooth add the water and oil, and zest and whisk  until you have a smooth thin batter.

Using a crêpe pan or small fry pan, lightly butter the pan and pour a small amount of batter into the pan and swirl to create a thin round crêpe.  Cook for 30-60 seconds until the bottom is lightly browned and small bubbles appear around the edge of the crêpe.  Flip and cook an additional 20 seconds then flip onto a plate so that the better looking browned side is down.

Serve right away or you can hold the crepes for a while in a 180° oven covered with a damp towel, or you can layer between parchment or wax paper and place in an air tight bag and refrigerate or freeze.

Assembly:

Place a crêpe darker side down and spoon enough filling to cover ½ the crêpe.  Fold over the crêpe then fold in half a second time so that you end up with a pie slice shaped crêpe.  Arrange one or two on a plate, garnish with a wedge of the orange from the zest, pour some of the sauce over the top, then sprinkle lightly with the powdered sugar.

Enjoy!

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Orange Crepes with Orange Sauce

Orange Crepes with Orange Sauce

Ingredients

  1. Orange Filling
  2. 8oz Cream Cheese at room temperature
  3. ¼ cup sour cream
  4. ¼ granulated sugar
  5. 1 Tbs zest of orange
  6. ¼ cup Orange juice no pulp
  7. Orange Sauce
  8. 4 Tbs butter melted
  9. ¾ cup granulated sugar
  10. ¾ cup Orange juice no pulp
  11. 1 Tbs zest of Orange
  12. 3 eggs yolks
  13. Crepe batter
  14. 2 Eggs
  15. ¾ cup all purpose flour
  16. ½ cup whole milk
  17. Pinch of salt
  18. ½ tsp granulated sugar
  19. 1/3 cup of water
  20. 1 Tbs vegetable oil
  21. 2-3 Tbs Confectioners sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Filling:
  2. Place all the ingredients into the bowl of a mixer and whisk until smooth and completely incorporated.  Once smooth place into a bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  3. Sauce:
  4. In a sauce pan place the butter, sugar, ½cup of the sugar, the OJ and the zest and slowly bring up to almost a boil stirring constantly until the sugar is fully dissolved.
  5. In a separate bowl take the remaining sugar and the egg yolks and whisk until fully combined.
  6. Once the sauce comes up to heat and the sugar is fully dissolved, slowly add about 4 oz to the egg yolks in a slow stream while whisking continuously ( this technique is called tempering the eggs and will prevent them from scrambling when put into the hot liquid).  Once combined add the egg mixture  back to the sauce pot and slowly bring up to a boil to thicken while stirring constantly.
  7. Once thickened pour through a strainer into a clean bowl set in a ice bath and stir to cool the mixture.  When cooled pour into a pitcher and store in the refrigerator covered until ready to serve.
  8. Crepes:
  9. In a bowl combine the eggs,flour, milk,salt and sugar into a bowl and whisk until smooth with no lumps visible.
  10. Once smooth add the water and oil and whisk  until you have a smooth thin batter.
  11. Using a crêpe pan or small fry pan, lightly butter the pan and pour a small amount of batter into the pan and swirl to create a thin round crêpe.  Cook for 30-60 seconds until the bottom is lightly browned and small bubbles appear around the edge of the crêpe.  Flip and cook an additional 20 seconds then flip onto a plate so that the better looking browned side is down.
  12. Serve right away or you can hold the crepes for a while in a 180° oven covered with a damp towel, or you can layer between parchment or wax paper and place in an air tight bag and refrigerate or freeze.
  13. Assembly:
  14. Place a crepe darker side down and spoon enough filling to cover ½ the crepe.  Fold over the crepe then fold in half a second time so that you end up with a pie slice shaped crepe.  Arrange one or two on a plate, garnish with a wedge of the orange from the zest, pour some of the sauce over the top, then sprinkle lightly with the powdered sugar.
  15. Enjoy!
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Easy Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry

Easy Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry

 

Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry

Thanks to hurricane Irma with our power out for  four days it was necessary to cook off as much of our frozen food that was going to go bad so this recipe was a quick throw together that actually came out not too bad!

You can make this recipe quick and easy or marinade the chicken for a little while either way it will come out great.  One  Chicken breast cut into ½” cubes will easily serve two persons and a bag of stir fry vegetables could serve up to 4, so just do the math with how many people you are serving.

While I tend not to endorse products, occasionally I find great stuff that out does most others, for teriyaki baste and glaze Iron Chef or Kikkomans are both excellent products and for the stir fry any one of the Birdseye frozen packets that suit your taste will work just fine.

Ingredients for Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry

  1.  1 chicken breast cut into  ½” cubes per 2 persons
  2. 1or more bottles teriyaki baste and glaze
  3. 1 package frozen stir fry vegetables per 2 persons
  4. 3 Tbs soy sauce
  5.  2 Tbs Sesame Oil (optional)
  6. Cooked rice
Directions for Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry

Marinate the chicken in some of the teriyaki baste for about an hour, then using a wok or  stir fry pan or a large sauté pan, cook the chicken until almost done and lightly browning.

In another pot cook the rice.

To the chicken add the vegetables and cook for about five minutes covered or as directed on the package. Once the vegetable are cooked and hot add the rest of the teriyaki baste the soy sauce and sesame oil stir together bringing everything up to heat and serve over the rice.

 

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