Like I mentioned in one of my previous posts ‘avec’ means ‘with’ in French. Little word but quite social. Now about today’s food – this is you-gotta-try-it-to-believe-it kind of good. (Like) seriously. And what I find interesting, and puzzling, and amazing about this meal is the…I don’t know – randomness…of the ingredients, and the perfect harmony they create. Sort of like people can. But see for yourself in the very modest grocery list of the unusual suspects:
- Chicken thighs…5-6 pieces
- Bacon…a handful
- Prunes…about a dozen
- Wine…250 ml
- Onion…one medium or large
- Salt and pepper to taste
Chicken and bacon together? Prunes?! Did you ever meet anybody who eats prunes? Did you ever buy them yourself? Didn’t think so. Yet, here they are – and unbelievably tasty!
Saute the bacon and onion. Add chicken. Keep ‘sauteing’ until the chicken get some nice color and moves away from raw. Add half cup of water and one cup of white wine (not red!) and cover. Let it simmer on low heat for about half hour – chicken doesn’t take too long to cook – that’s why we love it 🙂
Add prunes – about a dozen. I had a dozen but I ate two, so I put ten. Let cook for about 10 minutes. Mix occasionally – but you know that. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Restrain yourself from eating it all by yourself – I mean if you planned to share and good for you if you did or are because this one is a show off and is best eaten in good company!
Serve with rice (best) or mashed potatoes. Plan a little nap after the meal 🙂
I hope you like the unusual taste of chicken avec prunes and I wish you
Bon Appetit, space peeps!