*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           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    Broilerr-fryer chicken,cutup
 
            Salt
 
            Pepper
 
            Vegetable shortening
 
       2 qt Water
 
       2 c  Celery,minced
 
       1    Green bell pepper,lg,chopped
 
       3    Green onions,chopped
 
       2    Bay leaves
 
       1 cn Mushrooms,undrained (8oz)
 
     3/4 c  Flour,all-purpose
 
       2    Onions,large,minced
 
       4    Garlic cloves,minced
 
       1 cn Tomato paste (6oz)
 
            Cayenne pepper to taste
 
      12    Green olives,large (opt)
 
     1/2    Lemon,sliced/seeded
 
     1/2 c  Parsley,fresh,minced
 
     1/2 c  White wine,dry
 
            Spaghetti,hot cooked
 
            Rice,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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