Friday, February 17, 2017

Wine & Cheese Chicken

The flavors of wine & cheese just seem to go together in a royal way. No wonder they are considered high class. Here is an easy yet elegant way to serve the lowly bird with a minimum of work and easy clean up. 

You will love the way your slow cooker will add a wonderful aroma of fine dinning to your kitchen. 

5 chicken thighs
1 can condensed chicken soup
1 187 ml bottle of Sauvignon Blanc
1 red onion chopped
1 cup red seedless grapes
1 8oz low fat cream cheese
1 tsp Thyme
1 tsp garlic powder

First wipe out your slow cooker & spray it.
Chop up the red onion into big chunks.

In a large skillet, heat 2 tbs oil over medium heat and stir in the onion. Stir occasionally for about 7 – 8 minutes until brown edges start to form. Remove to a paper towel lined bowl.

Add 2 tbs of butter to the grease in the skillet and place the chicken thighs skin down. Let sit for about 8 minutes! This gives it a nice crust for the top. Turn over for an additional 2 minutes and remove.

In a large bowl mix the undiluted soup with the bottle of wine, Thyme and garlic powder until well mixed.

Turn the slow cooker on LOW. Spoon about a third of the onions into the pot and add about a third of the soup mix.
Place the chicken on that bed and add the rest of the onions and soup around the pieces.

Cover and let cook for 5 hours.

When the five hour mark is reached, cut up the cream cheese into 1 inch sized blocks and mix with the grapes.

Stir this into the cooking liquid in the pot. Cover and let it finish for the final hour. This may need stirring before your serve along side the chicken pieces.

For a simple side dish slave had saved back the peelings from the last batch of mashed potatoes. The most nutrition is in the peel! Slice them into strips.

Slave used the same grease from sauteing the onions and browning the chicken to fry these up and place on paper towel! A free side of dish with a nice crunch. All from what you used to throw away!

Next time, save the peelings and wrap in a paper towel in the refrigerator! Then all they need is a sprinkle of salt.

For our music:

Serving my Master Indy

To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes 


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