Monday, October 18, 2010

Poached Chicken

Transcribed and adapted 2-15-08 by Alan from a handwritten recipe by Merry Magid. Revised 2-16-08 to match Julia Child's original (Vol II, Mastering the Art of French Cooking)
1 small fryer, cut up, or 3 to 4 bone-in breasts, cut in half
3 T margarine or butter
4 large carrots, peeled and cut into large pieces diagonally
1 large onion, blossom cut
3 ribs celery, cut into large pieces diagonally
1 leek, sliced
2 c chicken broth
1 c white wine
1 t dry tarragon
Skin chicken parts, except wings, and remove all visible fat. Sweat vegetables in margarine in a heavy pot for 5 minutes. Add chicken, cover, and turn off heat for 5 minutes. Add broth, wine, and tarragon. Return to a simmer for 45 minutes, turning occasionally.
Serve over steamed rice in a bowl, with the vegetables and broth.