June 28, 2011
Bon Appetit Portuguese Chicken
My two-year-old is in a picky stage; refusing to eat a variety of foods. Additionally, he is small weight-wise, so I am always looking for proteins that he is willing to eat. Chicken is one protein that the whole family can agree upon, and I make chicken recipes frequently. However, making the same baked chicken recipes can be redundant, so I have been making an effort to broaden my recipe index. The February issue of Bon Appetit had a recipe for Portuguese chicken, which looked different than my normal chicken recipes.
This recipe uses a number of ingredients, 16 in total. I had to go to two stores in order to find fresh bay leaves and prosciutto. The remainder of the ingredients were easy to find. This is a relatively time consuming recipe, with over two hours of total time, and 40 minutes of prep. I bought a chicken which was already cut up to cut down on my prep time (and the potential for knife accidents, with my needing to be sharpened knives). The one problem I encountered was that my sauce did not thicken as the recipe suggested. Mine stayed thinner even after adding flour.
This recipe turned out well. My two boys and husband liked the flavor and I liked that it was out of our normal chicken routine. My sauce turned out thinner than the recipe suggested, but the flavor was still delicious.
For the link go to Bon Appetit Portuguese Chicken.