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Rd's Brandy and Chorizo Chicken Recipe

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Submitted by rockydog

Makes 2 servings



Quite high in calories but a full meal. Can be made healthier by removing skin from chicken and less chorizo

Recipe Ingredients for RD's Brandy and Chorizo Chicken


For the chicken:
1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
8 oz chicken breasts (on the bone)
570 ml water
1 onion, peeled and quartered
2 tsp cloves, ground
1 large carrot, halved
1 strip celery
2 tsp bay leaf
2 tsp thyme
1 tsp smoked paprika
4 garlic cloves, skin on, slightly bruised using a rolling pin

For the sauce:
1 tbsp plain flour
1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
75 g brandy, (4 tbsp)
4 oz chorizo sausage, finely chopped
1 salt and black pepper
4 oz parmesan cheese, grated

To serve:
2 medium potatoes, baked in skins
8 oz green beans, cooked

Recipe Directions for RD's Brandy and Chorizo Chicken

  1. For the chicken, heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat and cook the chicken portions, turning frequently, for about 5-6 minutes, or until browned on all sides.

  2. Meanwhile, bring the water to the boil in a large saucepan. Stud one of the onion quarters with the two cloves and add to the pan along with the remaining onion quarters, the chicken, carrot, celery, bay leaves, thyme, paprika and garlic. Simmer very gently, uncovered, for 30-45 minutes, or until the chicken just starts to fall apart. Remove the chicken from the pan and place into a roasting tin. Strain the stock through a sieve into a bowl.

  3. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

  4. For the sauce, return the strained stock to the pan, bring to the boil and simmer until the liquid has reduced by half.

  5. In a bowl, for the sauce, mash the flour and butter together to make a paste. Whisk the paste into the stock along with the brandy and simmer for 3-4 minutes, until thickened and smooth. Add the chorizo and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  6. Pour this sauce over the chicken in the roasting tin and sprinkle over the grated cheese. Transfer to the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbling and lightly browned.

  7. To serve, place portions of the chicken onto serving plates and serve with the jacket potatoes and green beans.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 990.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
1044
Calories from Fat
434
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
48.2g
74%
Saturated Fat
19.7g
98%
Trans Fat
0.1g
Cholesterol
190mg
63%
Sodium
1443mg
60%
Potassium
1832mg
52%
Total Carbohydrates
60.8g
20%
Dietary Fiber
12.7g
51%
Sugars
8.8g
Protein
71.6g
Vitamin A 125% Vitamin C 119%
Calcium 79% Iron 39%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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