Chicken with a veloute carrot sauce


I just cooked this one!  It’s still steaming hot. When I cook chicken, I prefer recipes that have the chicken cook in liquid. Otherwise, the chicken goes too dry if you want to serve it the next day. This is a nice recipe with a smooth, velvety, carrot and potato sauce. Credits go to Kristia Mavroidi and her book  “183 fresh ideas”. I used chicken breasts instead of the original recipe’s whole chicken (in pieces).

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1-2 carrots cut in four
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 big or two small potatoes cut in four
  • 3/4 white wine
  • 2 tablespoons cognac
  • juice from one lemon
  • salt, pepper
  • 1 more tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon flour

How to make: Saute the chicken in a big, deep pan until light brown. Take it off the pan. Saute the onion, carrots and potatoes for  5 minutes. Put the chicken back in the pan, add wine, cognac and lemon. Add 1 cup water and let the food cook covered at low heat for 45 minutes. Take the chicken pieces out. Puree the rest in a food processor.  Wipe the pan clean, add 1 tablespoon butter or margarine and stir in the flour. Stir well until smooth (less than a minute) and add the puree. If the puree is too thick add some water and cook for 5 minutes. Pour over the chicken and serve it with mashed potatoes or a nice green salad. I’ll make the mashed potatoes tomorrow.

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