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Chicken with Riesling
© Jim Franco

Chicken with Riesling

  • ACTIVE: 30 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 10 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 4
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • STAFF-FAVORITE
  1. 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  2. One 3 1/2-pound chicken, quartered
  3. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  4. 1 large shallot, minced
  5. 2 tablespoons Cognac
  6. 1 cup dry Riesling
  7. 6 ounces white mushrooms, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  8. 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  9. 1/3 cup heavy cream
  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet. Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper and cook over moderate heat until slightly browned, about 4 minutes per side. Add the shallot and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the Cognac and carefully ignite it with a long match. When the flames subside, add the Riesling, cover and simmer over low heat until the chicken breasts are just cooked, about 25 minutes. Transfer the breasts to a large plate and cover with foil. Cover and simmer the legs until cooked through, about 10 minutes longer. Transfer to the plate.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter. Add the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and cook over low heat until the liquid evaporates, about 7 minutes. Increase the heat to moderate and cook, stirring, until browned, about 3 minutes.
  3. In a bowl, blend the flour and the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter. Stir the cream into the large skillet; bring to a simmer. Gradually whisk the flour paste into the cooking liquid and simmer, whisking, until no floury taste remains, 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Return the chicken to the skillet, add the mushrooms and briefly reheat.
Serve With Noodles, spaetzle, rice or boiled potatoes.

Suggested Pairing

A complex Riesling with some body will blend with the cream and echo the wine here. Try one from Alsace or New Zealand.

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