Drunken Chicken Part Deaux

Hello everyone. If you didn’t read last week’s post about whole chicken cooked in wine, check it out because this week I am making not one more meal from the same chicken, but two. That’s right. I got three meals for two from one chicken actually four since the enchiladas fed dad and I twice. I even used the leftover au jus for gravy last night and it was the best I have made in a long time.

Last week dad and I had the leg quarters for dinner leaving the backbones and breast meat.

To make the enchiladas, I took and shredded the meat into a dish and took out a smaller bowl for chicken salad ,the other I made chicken enchiladas.

For the enchiladas I took about 2 cups of meat, cooked it in a skillet with diced onion and a packet of  taco seasoning with a cup of water. I cooked it down and let it sit about half an hour. I shredded some Monterey Jack cheese and some sharp cheddar about 4 ounces each .  I put about 1/4 cup salsa verde in bottom of a baking dish.

Six 10 inch flour tortillas and divide the chicken among each and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese in each. Roll burrito style and place in dish. Cover with salsa verde bake about 15 minutes until hot and bubbly add cheese  put back in oven for a few minutes to melt cheese.

Serve with diced tomatoes, pico de gallo quacame sour cream and any other condiments you like. If you have a bigger family you can serve with rice and retried beans to make it a meal .

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for the chicken salad I simply added diced celery, onion and a small amount of Mayo.  It was simple and yummy.

Do you have any recipes you like that you cook once and get two meals?

 

A drunk chicken and tired me

Earlier in the week dad was telling me about a dish he remembered growing up that his friends dad made a lot.

All he could remember was it was while and good.

We got a whe chicken the other day. I have around 5 dollars or so for it at Aldis. We got a bottle of white wine at County Market . I got Berringers  Chenin Blanc. I gave around 6dollars for that.

Here is how I made mine.

I preheated the oven to 400 degrees

wash your chicken and pull the skin back leaving it in tack rub meat liberally with your choice of seasonings I used a little salt an Italian blend, sage and garlic. Then pull skin back down and rub with same seasoning.  I then brushed with melted butter and roasted 1 hour breast side down.

meanwhile, peel and quarter 1 medium potatoe per person into a bowl. Cover with water and salt liberally. Get a crusty loaf of French or garlic bread ready to bake.

After Chicken has baked an hour , drain potatoes, push chicken to end of pan add potatoes cook about 30 minutes until potatoes are almost tender now turn chicken breast side up add wine and cook about 30 minutes more take out to set while bread cooks.

I served the au jus in a dish.

Dad was very pleased  at the outcome

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carve at table for dramatic effect or cut up in the kitchen whichever you prefer. Since it was just dad and I I cut us each a leg and thigh and wrapped the rest . I will either make chicken salad or chicken enchiladas

Be sure you have a cork screw! Dad didn’t and I had to walk downtown in search of one. Luckily the Mainstreet Marketplace had some gadgets and it was reasonably priced. It was a hot walk and by he time dinner was over and dishwasher loaded I was beat!😺

This is an easy meal for a Sunday dinner for 4 or a romantic dinner for two.

You could easily make this for date night straighten your house and get dressed after work while it cooks . Add candlelight and a rose to the table serve the rest of the wine to drink!💋

Do you have a dish that sounds fancy but practically cooks itself?

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