Chicken braised in walnut sauce
Chicken Greek Poultry Walnuts Sauces
Last updated 6/12/2012 12:49:14 AM. Recipe ID 10552. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Chicken braised in walnut sauce
Categories: Greek, Poultry, Main dish
Yield: 4 Servings
1 Frying or roasting chicken*
Salt & freshly ground pepper
1 Large onion; sliced
4 tb Butter
1 Bay leaf
1 Sprig of fresh thyme
1 c Milk
2 Egg yolks
1 ts Grated nutmeg
1 c Shelled walnuts; crushed **
*Note: Chicken should be about 2-1/2 to 3 pounds, and cut into serving
pieces. **Walnuts may be crushed in a mortar, blender or food
Wash and dry the chicken parts and season lightly with salt and
pepper. In a heavy frying pan, saute the onion in butter until soft,
then add the chicken parts after a few minutes. Saute on all sides,
then add the bay leaf, thyme, and enough hot water to almost cover.
Tighty cover the pan and simmer the chicken until tender
(approximately 1 hour). Using a slotted spoon, remove the chicken to
a warm platter and keep warm while you prepare the sauce.
Strain the remaining pan liquid into a small saucepan and bring to a
boil. Meanwhile, whisk the milk with the egg yolks, then add, slowly,
to the strained pan liquid and cook over very low heat until the
sauce boils, stirring constantly. Sprinkle in the nutmeg, then stir
in the crushed walnuts. Simmer another minute and pour over the
chicken. Serve warm.
From: "The Food of Greece" by Vilma Liacouras Chantiles. Avenel
Books, New York.
Typed for you by Karen Mintzias
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