Italian recipe: how to cook a tasty and coloured chicken

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Italian recipe: how to cook a tasty and coloured chicken

A recipe created for the event of Calici di Stelle  2012 and for the Casato Prime Donne Award 2012 held at the Osteria di Donatella of the Fattoria del Colle 

Fattoria del Colle-Chicken-Mars

Fattoria del Colle-Chicken-Mars

The recipe was enjoyed by everyone, in fact it was greeted with enthusiastic acclaim during the night of the falling stars and for the dinner in occasion of Casato Prime Donne Award . It is a new recipe, it was conceived by Antonio Corsano, who based the idea on traditional Renaissance Tuscan cuisine with its combination of savoury and sweet flavours, the use of spices and especially the inclusion of tarragon which is present in many foods from ancient Siena times.

Ingredients for 4 people: 2 whole chicken breasts, a quarter of a red onion, 1 teaspoon of saffron, 1 tablespoon of raisins soaked in Vin Santo, 1 tablespoon of toasted pine nuts, flour, extra virgin olive oil, salt, a mix of white, black and Jamaica pepper, some juniper berries, 4 small toasted bread croutons. For the tomato sauce: 4 ripe tomatos, tarragon  leaves, a sprig of basil, a tablespoon of cream, a knob of butter, salt and pepper and extra virgin olive oil to taste

Preparation of the tomato sauce: Wash the tomatoes then remove their insides, bring them to boil in a saucepan of salted water. When they are ready, put them in a food processor and add the tarragon leaves, basil and a little olive oil. Reduce to a fairly smooth sauce. Put the sauce in a saucepan and cook over low heat adding the cream and butter. The sauce is ready when it takes on the consistency of a soft batter.

Preparation of the Chicken: Open the chicken breasts and split them into eight fillets, flour them and fry in a pan with

Fattoria del Colle-Antonio-Corsano-Chicken-of-Mars

Fattoria del Colle-Antonio-Corsano-Chicken-of-Mars

the oil and the onion. When the chicken has just acquired a golden colour add the saffron (previously dissolved in a glass with a splash of warm water), the raisins with the vinsanto and the pine nuts. Serve the dish on four plates by first placing a spoonful of the tomato sauce (which we previously prepared), then on top put small slices of hot toast and on top of that two chicken fillets for each person. Before serving, sprinkle with the mix of aromatic peppers.

N.B. The tomato sauce can be replaced by a non-spicy red pepper sauce

Advise for gluttons by Donatella Cinelli Colombini

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