Serving
(click to enlarge)

Chicken with Apples & Raisins
Spain
  -   Pollo con Manzanas y Pasas
Serves:
Effort:
Sched:
DoAhead:  
4 main  
***
1-1/2 hrs  
Yes

From Granada in the southern Spanish provinces of Andalucia, formerly Moorish Al-Andalus, this chicken shows a definite Moorish influence. It is very flavorful and sure to generate comment, but quite easy to make, and can be reheated.



2
1/2
10
1
1/4
2
3/4
1/3
1/3
#
t
oz
#
c
T
c
t
t
Chicken meat (1)  
Salt
Onion
Apples (2)
Raisins
Olive Oil
Wine, dry white  
Salt
Pepper
Prep   -   (20 min)
  1. Cut CHICKEN into the size chunks appropriate for how you will be serving it. 1-1/2 inch or so is usually good. Tumble with 1/2 t Salt and set aside.
  2. Chop ONION fine.
  3. Peel APPLES, core and cut into wedges about 1/8 inch thick. Hold in cold water acidulated with a bit of lemon juice or citric acid until needed.
  4. Set RAISINS soaking in warm water for 1/2 hour or so.
Run   -   (1 hr)
  1. Heat Olive Oil in a spacious sauté pan and fry Chicken, tumbling frequently until lightly browned on all sides. Be very careful the fond that sticks to the pan doesn't burn, it should remain reddish, not chocolate.
  2. Stir Onions into the pan and fry stirring until they are translucent, just a few minutes.
  3. Stir in Wine and scrape up all the fond to enrich the sauce, then stir in drained Raisins and Apples. Bring to a boil, cover tightly and simmer slowly until Chicken is tender, about 30 minutes. Tumble a couple of times.
  4. Season to taste with Salt. Adjust liquid if needed.
  5. Serve hot with rice.
NOTES:
  1. Chicken:   Weight is skinless, boneless, preferably thigh/leg meat. The pattern recipe called for small bone-in serving pieces from a 3-1/2 pound chicken, but I do this with chunks for convenience of portioning, especially when serving buffet style.
  2. Apples   Use a good tart cooking apple or the dish may be too sweet. Granny Smith is pretty much the standard around here.
  3. U.S. measure: t=teaspoon, T=Tablespoon, c=cup, qt=quart, oz=ounce, #=pound, cl=clove, in=inch

dmc_chkapl1 141213 drcs375   -   www.clovegarden.com
©Andrew Grygus - info@clovegarden.com - linking to and non-commercial use of this page permitted