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                           CHICKEN SAUCE PIQUANTE
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Creole                           Poultry
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       ea           Broilerr-fryer chicken,cutup
    1       x            Pepper
    2       qt           Water
    1       ea           Green bell pepper,lg,chopped
    2       ea           Bay leaves
      3/4   c            Flour,all-purpose
    4       ea           Garlic cloves,minced
    1       x            Cayenne pepper to taste
      1/2   ea           Lemon,sliced/seeded
      1/2   c            White wine,dry
    1       x            Rice,hot cooked
    1       x            Salt
    1       x            Vegetable shortening
    2       c            Celery,minced
    3       ea           Green onions,chopped
    1       cn           Mushrooms,undrained (8oz)
    2       ea           Onions,large,minced
    1       cn           Tomato paste (6oz)
   12       ea           Green olives,large (opt)
      1/2   c            Parsley,fresh,minced
    1       x            Spaghetti,hot cooked
 
   1. Season chicken liberally with salt and pepper.
   2. Melt 1/4 cup shortening in large Dutch oven and
   saute chicken until brown on all sides.
   3. Add water, celery, bell pepper, green onion, bay
   leaves, and mushrooms sauce; simmer.
   4. In saucepan, melt 3/4 cup shortening; add flour and
   cook slowly until dark brown, stirring constantly.
   5. Add minced onions and garlic; saute until
   translucent, stirring constantly.
   6. Add tomato paste and cook until thick.
   7. Transfer this mixture to Dutch oven and bring to a
   boil; reduce heat and simmer 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or
   until chicken is tender and sauce is thick.
   8. Add water is sauce thickens before chicken is done;
   stir occasionally to keep from sticking.
   9. During last 30 minutes, add salt, cayenne pepper
   (the more cayenne, the more “piquant” the gravy will
   be), mushrooms, olives, lemon and parsley.
   10. Just before serving, add wine.
   11. Serve over spaghetti or hot fluffy rice.
  
 
 
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