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Recipe: Slow-Cooked Chicken with Baby Potatoes

A great one-dish meal: chicken, potatoes, mushrooms, escarole, and roasted red peppers simmered in a savory mixture of white wine and our Ready-to-Use Chicken Stock, with a whiff of tarragon.

Ingredients

Serves
4
  • 1 small chicken (about 3 pounds), cut into 6 pieces (legs, thighs, and breasts without backbones)
  • All-purpose flour for coating
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped shallots
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups More Than Gourmet Ready-To-Use Chicken Stock (or use 3/4 ounce Fond de Poulet Gold® dissolved in 2 cups hot water)
  • 3/4 pound baby red potatoes, left whole
  • 1/2 pound escarole, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
  • 2 commercially prepared roasted red peppers, diced
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • Juice of one lemon (2-3 tablespoons)
  • Salt and ground black pepper

Methods/steps

  1. Coat the chicken with flour and pat off the excess.  Heat the oil in large skillet over medium heat.  Add the chicken and brown lightly on all sides, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the chicken from the pan and transfer it to a 6- to 8-quart slow cooker.
  2. Discard all but 1 tablespoon of oil from the skillet. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes.  Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the 3 tablespoons of flour.  Add the wine and chicken stock and bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring until it thickens.
  3. Add the potatoes to the chicken in the slow cooker, and pour the wine-stock mixture over chicken and potatoes. Cover and cook for  3 to 3 1/2 hours on high or 6 to 6 1/2 hours on low.
  4. Adjust the cooker to high and add the escarole.  Move the chicken pieces to the top, cover,  and cook about 45 minutes more, or until the escarole is tender.
  5. Stir in the tarragon, peppers, and capers. Add the lemon juice and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Additional Tips

Wine Pairing: Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc

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