Chicken with Tomato Vinaigrette

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Chicken with Tomato vinaigrette

 

Chicken with Tomato Vinaigrette

For a change of pace try this recipe for a delicious tangy chicken.

For the chicken with tomato vinaigrette you can use either a whole chicken cut into pieces or chicken breasts bone in or out (if you do use boned chicken breast you’ll have to adjust the cooking time).

Ingredients

  1. Whole Chicken cut into pieces lightly salt and peppered
  2. 4 tbs butter
  3. 2 or 3 tbs olive oil or any cooking oil
  4. 8 peeled whole cloves of garlic
  5. 1 cup cider vinegar
  6. 1 cup chicken stock
  7. 2 tbs tomato paste
  8. 1-14 oz can diced tomatoes plain
  9. 1 bay leaf
  10. sprig of thyme or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  11. 1/2 cup chopped parsley

Recipe Directions

Lightly salt and pepper the chicken and add 2 tbs of the butter and the olive oil to a saute pan large enough to accommodate all the pieces and lightly brown the chicken on both sides. When brown set aside and keep warm.

Lower heat to medium and add the garlic to the pan and cook lightly about 5 minutes.  Deglaze the pan with the cider vinegar and let it reduce by half.  Put chicken back into pan and add the chicken stock, tomato paste, the can of tomatoes with juice, bay leaf and thyme.  Set to a simmer and cook uncovered until chicken is done probably about 20- 30 minutes {if using boned breasts cooking time will be much less}.

When chicken is done remove to a plate and keep warm, turn heat up on pan and reduce the sauce by about a 1/3.  Once reduced, strain the liquid pressing to get all the flavor out of the mixture add the remaining butter and whisk in to give the sauce a gloss.  Pour sauce over chicken and sprinkle some parley over all, taking left over sauce to a gravy boat to place on the table.

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Cuisinart 733-30H Chef’s Classic Stainless 5-1/2-Quart Saute Pan with Helper Handle and Cover
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Chicken with Tomato Vinaigrette
A great main course
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. Whole Chicken cut into pieces lightly salt and peppered
  2. 4 tbs butter
  3. 2 or 3 tbs olive oil or any cooking oil
  4. 8 peeled whole cloves of garlic
  5. 1 cup cider vinegar
  6. 1 cup chicken stock
  7. 2 tbs tomato paste
  8. 1-14 oz can diced tomatoes plain
  9. 1 bay leaf
  10. sprig of thyme or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  11. 1/2 cup chopped parsley
Instructions
  1. Lightly salt and pepper the chicken and add 2 tbs of the butter and the olive oil to a saute pan large enough to accommodate all the pieces and lightly brown the chicken on both sides. When brown set aside and keep warm.
  2. Lower heat to medium and add the garlic to the pan and cook lightly about 5 minutes. Deglaze the pan with the cider vinegar and let it reduce by half. Put chicken back into pan and add the chicken stock, tomato paste, the can of tomatoes with juice, bay leaf and thyme. Set to a simmer and cook uncovered until chicken is done probably about 20- 30 minutes {if using boned breasts cooking time will be much less}.
  3. When chicken is done remove to a plate and keep warm, turn heat up on pan and reduce by about a 1/3. Once reduced, strain the liquid pressing to get all the flavor out of the mixture add the remaining butter and whisk in to give the sauce a gloss. Pour sauce over chicken and sprinkle some parley over all, taking left over sauce to a gravy boat to place on the table.
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Baked Egg in a Crepe Basket

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crepe basket and baked egg with herbs

 

Baked Egg in a Crepe Basket

Here’s another idea for Sunday before Valentine’s Day Brunch:

Items that would be helpful:

  1. non stick crepe pan 6″ preferable, you can use a small fry pan well buttered. if your crepe pan is larger (mine is 8 1/2″) use a larger ramekin
  2. 3″ ramekins or a muffin pan
  3. Herbs De Provence ( mixture of thyme, basil,savory,fennel seeds, and lavender flowers).
  4. Dijon Mustard ( Optional)

Baked Egg Crepe Basket Recipe:

 

crepe batter:

  1. 2 eggs
  2. 1 cup milk
  3. 1/3 cup water
  4. 1cup flour
  5. pinch of salt
  6. 2 Tbsp melted butter

Put all crepe batter ingredients in to a blender and run until completely blended ( run for 10 seconds then scrap down sides and bottom to make sure all the flour is combined, then run for another 10 seconds or so.)  Put into a container in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, it can be left overnight.You can make the crepes in advance just wrap in plastic wrap and put in a air tight storage bag and refrigerate.

Set oven at 350°

  1.  1 egg per crepe
  2. Herbs De Provence
  3. Shredded Cheddar Cheese (you can use any cheese you like).
  4. tsp 1/2 & 1/2
  5. table salt and pepper
  6. Dijon Mustard
  7. 1 crepe

To make the crepes heat the pan over medium high heat once hot take off heat and add batter, twirling pan to coat entire bottom of pan, do not use too much batter, once the pan is coated put back o heat and let cook until underside of crepe bgins to brown.  Using a spatula lift crepe and turn over and cook another 15- 20 seconds.  Remove to a towel and continue with another crepe.  Once crepes are made continue with recipe.

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baked egg crepe asket

Place crepe into ramekin getting bottom as flat as possible and pleat edges around sides.  Place a small amount of cheese in bottom of crepe place egg on top, add about a tsp of 1/2 & 1/2, salt and pepper and a pinch of herbs on top of egg, place another layer of cheese on top of egg and a pinch more herbs on top .  Place ramekin in center of oven and cook 18 to 22 minutes till whites are set and cheese melted, top with a small spoonful of Dijon Mustard.  You could also skip the cheese topping and when it comes out of the oven top it with hollandaise .

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here’s  an item that could make this recipe a little easier
Trudeau X-Large Silicone Muffin Cups, Set of 4
Wilton 13 Inch Angled Spatula With Black Handle
Paderno World Cuisine 7-1/2-Inch Long T Shaped Wooden Crepe Spreader,5- Pack
Norpro 9.5 inch Nonstick Breakfast/Crepe Pan

Coffee Crumb Cake

Coffee Crumb Cake

Why not plan a romantic brunch on Sunday, it may be the day before Valentine’s Day , but you’ll certainly have more time.  This Coffee Crumb Cake can be made the day before.

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coffee crumb cake

 Directions for Coffee Crumb Cake

  You’ll need a square 8″ pan buttered. Also a cinnamon mix which can be saved and used in any number of recipes 2 tsps of cinnamon  to 1/4 cup of sugar.  This is great sprinkled on buttered toast or on top of hot oatmeal. crumble topping:

  1. 1/3 cup sugar
  2. 1/3 cup brown sugar
  3. 1 tbsp cinnamon
  4. pinch of table salt
  5. 8 tbsp of butter = 1 stick = 1/4#, melted
  6. 1 3/4 cups of flour
  7. Powered Sugar for topping

mix all the dry ingredients well add melted  butter and mix until all combined, then set aside. for the cake itself: set oven at 375°

  1. 1 3/4 cups of flour
  2. 1 1/4 cups of sugar
  3. 3 tsp Baking powder
  4. 1/2 stick of butter=4 tbsp
  5. 1 egg
  6. 3/4 cup of milk
  7. 1 tsp vanilla

Cut the butter into small pieces and add to flour and baking powder and using a pastry cutter cut butter into flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Stir in the sugar.  Add egg, milk and vanilla to dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Pour 1/2 the batter into pan, and take cinnamon mix and sprinkle lightly over batter, cut cinnamon mix into batter lightly with a knife, then cover with remaining batter, any cinnamon not mixed will come to the top cut that lightly into cake mix.   Take crumble mixture and spread over top of batter breaking it up to large pea size pieces. Place pan into oven and cook appox. 35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean from center of cake Once done cool completely on rack and once cooled sprinkle very lightly with powdered sugar cover with foil and set aside for tomorrows brunch.  To serve cut into 9 pieces and arrange on serving platter. You can also add nuts ( pecans or walnuts chopped work great)  to the crumble mixture and the cinnamon mixture for a different twist.

 

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Coffee Crumb Cake
Serves 6
A delicious breakfast or brunch treat
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Ingredients
  1. THE CAKE
  2. 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  3. 1 1/4 cups sugar
  4. 3 tsp baking powder
  5. 4 tbsp butter
  6. 1 egg
  7. 3/4 cup milk
  8. 1tsp vanilla
  9. FOR the CRUMBLE TOPPING
  10. 1/3 cup sugar
  11. 1/3 cup brown sugar
  12. 1 tbsp cinnamon
  13. pinch of salt
  14. 8 tbsp butter (melted)
  15. 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  16. Powered sugar for dusting
Instructions
  1. CRUMBLE TOPPING
  2. Combine all the dry ingredients well. Add the melted butter and mix until combined leaving large clumps of dough. Once completely combined set aside.
  3. CAKE
  4. Cut the butter into small pieces and add to flour and baking powder and using a pastry cutter , cut the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the sugar. Add egg, milk and vanilla and mix until just combined. Pour 1/2 the batter into a 8" buttered cake pan. Sprinkle topping lightly over batter and cut slightly into batter with a knife. Pour remaining batter over this and spread remaining topping on the top breaking extra large pieces into pea size. Bake for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick placed into the center comes out clean. When done place on a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar. Cut into 9 pieces.
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