This particular recipe was so very easy and it is a perfect dish for the winter season. I have so much to catch up on here, life has been busy, in a good way. The time gets away from you and before you know it……. months have passed by with no new posts. It does not mean I have not been taking pictures and cooking my heart out, as I have. It just has been hard to find time to sit down and articulate each one for you my followers. I hope to remedy that real soon starting with this post!
For this recipe I made a cauliflower mash spiced with the apple mixture as my vehicle for the chicken. It was so good, very much related to the comfort foods associated with this time of the year.
I used the following for the recipe.
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup sharp shredded cheese
1 package thin sliced chicken
1/4 stick butter
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 tblspoon con starch
1/4 cup water
1 head cauliflower (if you are making the mash)
1/4 stick butter (for the mash)
salt and pepper to taste
Cut the apple up into very small pieces, if you have a food processor this is an ideal application for it.
Mix the panko and cheese in with the apple, we will use this to stuff the chicken and to use in the cauliflower mash.
Lay your chicken out and use about two teaspoons of the apple mixture to “stuff’ the chicken. you can mash it down into the chicken to keep it in place. Roll the chicken and use tooth picks to close it securely on both ends and the seam.
Salt and pepper the chicken liberally, Chicken is void of much flavor and this will cook into our gravy once finished.
in a 7″ frying pan melt 1/4 stick of butter, when you put the chicken in you want it to sizzle so make sure it is on Medium high. Brown the chicken on all sides.
Once browned, add the water and wine cover and turn down the heat source to simmer for twenty minutes.
While this is cooking boil your cauliflower in salted water for 15 minutes or until tender. Strain it and put back into the hot pot to evaporate some of the water (it tends to be thin if you skip this step) add the leftover apple mixture and butter. Mash thoroughly. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Once the chicken has cooked for the twenty minutes, remove the chicken and turn the heat up a bit. Add the starch to the 1/4 cup water creating a slurry. Incorporate into the drippings and stir until thickened. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Plate some mash, top with the chicken and drizzle with the gravy. Such an elegant meal and in records breaking time, I promise your family will love the flavors of this meal and will almost certainly want more than one serving!
I love love loved this meal, the chicken was tender and the apple tasted delightful throughout the entire course. Every bite had a nice sweet tang to it. The gravy was splendid and I think you would have a hard time coming up with anything other than a scrumptious meal with these ingredients.
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