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    French Chicken Thighs in Cilantro Sauce

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    1 hr

    20 mins

    40 mins

    Polar Bear's Note:

    This is Jacques Pepin's recipe. The resulting chicken is moist, soft, and flavorful. Use a large non-stick frying pan. If cilantro is too strong for your taste, substitute with parsley or sage. If we dont have cilantro, we prefer finely chopped sage or parsley for this recipe. In Europe, cilantro is coriander.

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    1. 1
      Heat oil on large nonstick frying pan.
    2. 2
      Add thighs in one layer and saute them over medium to high heat for 4 minutes on each side, until nicely browned.
    3. 3
      Remove the chicken to a platter.
    4. 4
      Add the onions to the drippings in the skillet.
    5. 5
      Saute for 1 minute.
    6. 6
      Stir in the garlic, wine, and cilantro stems and saute for 10 seconds longer.
    7. 7
      Return chicken to frying pan, add salt and pepper, and bring surrounding liquid to a boil.
    8. 8
      Cover the pan, reduce heat, and bring to a slow boil for 15 minutes.
    9. 9
      Stir in cilantro leaves.
    10. 10
      Serve 2 chicken thighs per person.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 08, 2007


      Very Good! I dredged the chicken in flour and browned in grapeseed oil. The sauce thickened nicely and the dish reheated well the next day. Very easy to prepare and very tender chicken. Thanks for posting!

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    • on April 18, 2013


      This was excellent! I was going to make some quinoa to set the chicken and sauce on, and then decided to just go ahead and cook it with the chicken during the 'boil for 15 minutes' step. (I added a little extra liquid for the quinoa.) I served it with mango salsa. Definitely going to make it again :-)

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    • on April 01, 2013


      Just made it tonight and it came out amazing. I did thicken the sauce with a little flour.

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    Nutritional Facts for French Chicken Thighs in Cilantro Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (351 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 562.7
    Calories from Fat 328
    Total Fat 36.5 g
    Saturated Fat 9.9 g
    Cholesterol 191.0 mg
    Sodium 469.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 10.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    Sugars 3.9 g
    Protein 40.6 g

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