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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Chicken with Caramalized Onions and Honey

Blanch 1 lb shallots or baby onions in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain, peel, trim roots. Saute 1 onion chopped until soft over medium heat in a large pan or casserole dish. Stir in pinch of saffron threads, 1 tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, and add 1 chicken cut into 8 pieces. Season with salt and pepper, brown chicken all over.

Add 1 cup water and cook covered over low heat for 15 minutes, turning pieces of chicken until breasts are done. Lift out breasts. Add shallots and cook covered for 25 minutes until remaining pieces very tender.

Lift out chicken pieces. Stir 1-1.5 tbs honey to pan. Cook uncovered until water evaporated, onions are caramalized. Return chicken to pan until heated through. Sprinkle with fried almonds.

**Alternative recipe: Cook chicken the same. Peel and quarter 4 small pears. OVer med heat, saute pears in large skillet with a little butter and a little sunflower oil. Present ontop of chicken pieces.


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