829 Southdrive

829 Southdrive

A New Jersey state of mind



Monday, November 12, 2012

Chicken Francaise




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My image.  After posting that photo of an inviting chicken francaise,
I was inspired and cooked chicken with onions, capers, garlic, basil, 
white wine, lemon juice, and whole butter.  More Piccata than 
Francaise.  I like this one better.  You would too.


14 comments:

  1. Is that what they call English Poulet in France?

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    1. Could be. I've often wondered why a "French" preparation of chicken is available in every American Italian restaurant.

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    2. Yup, they know the French speak to God's ear when butter and cream are involved.

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    3. I see your point. Just to be clear, that was butter and cream, not guns and butter.

      Please don't think, my lord, that I was endorsing the current French economic/taxation policy.

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  2. Oh, mon Dieu! The Piccata rules!!

    The Italians just spanked the French.

    Dolce Gesù. Show me some vino Toscana to wash it down.

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  3. And the vintage platter certainly adds to the gravity of the photo.

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  4. Oh geez, here we go with this fawning devotion to the French again.

    The chicken in your first photo is from a place called Nicolinni's in Ohio, of all places. There's nothing Française about it.

    And your chicken is from New Jersey, so why not Jersey Chicken?

    Well, OK, I guess in the local dialect it would be Hey, Jersey Chicken Here!

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  5. I think yours looks better. Less sauce and better presentation. Your yard bird looks a might tasty. Any who, what wine did you pair it with?

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    1. Manass - See his post directly above this one. He chose a serviceable, everyday red from the Chianti region. I think this one used to be straw-wrappped.

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    2. That would be more my speed for sure.

      The wine in the actual photo comes wrapped in tissue paper and packed in wooden crates. If I were lucky enough to have a bottle, I probably wouldn't choose to drink it with chicken in a lemony butter sauce.

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    3. Hopefully he made a candle holder out of the empty bottle...classy.

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