Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins
A French Classic. This is a simple way to cook a chicken, it uses only a few ingredients and is delightful. This recipe is from the kitchen of Madame Braumes restaurant in Paris.
- 3 lbs roasting chickens, whole
- 2 ounces butter
- 1⁄2 glass sherry wine
- 2 onions, sliced
- 2 carrots, thinly sliced length ways
- 1 glass red wine
- 5 fluid ounces chicken stock
- 1 tablespoon tomato puree
- 1 bouquet garni
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- In a deep pan melt the butter and fry the chicken till browned all over.
- Pour in the sherry and flambe the chicken, when the flames die out remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
- Add the onions and carrots to the pot and sweat them over low heat, with the pot covered, cook till they are tender.
- Place the chicken on top of the onions, add the red wine, stock, bouquet garni and tomato puree. Stir well cover the the pot, bring it to the boil, reduce the heat and cook till the chicken is cooked.
- Remove the chicken and strain the juices into a small pan, thicken with the cornflower mixed with water, boil.
- Pour the sauce over the chicken.
- Serve with roasted vegetables (potatoes/parsnips ) and a green vegetable. Enjoy.