Da Vinci Chicken Maximus Recipe
The Beer Fox says, “The seductive medley of light cuisine, sweet barleywine and a creamy palate merge flawlessly in one tasty dish!”
Recommended Brew: Old Foghorn Barleywine Style Ale, Anchor Brewing Company, San Francisco, California USA
Style: American Barleywine – Golden Amber with champagne-like bubbles – Chewy caramel malts up front, blended with raisins, cherries and apples, a dance of alcohol and a light wisp of hops.
3 lbs. chicken breasts, thighs, legs
1 medium onion, peeled and sliced thin
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
12 oz. Old Foghorn Barleywine Style Ale
1 lb. mushrooms, sliced
2 C. broccoli florets, frozen or fresh
1 C. butter
1 C. finely grated soft bread crumbs
½ C. flour
¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 C. light cream
¼ C. Old Foghorn Barleywine Style Ale (in addition to above)
1 lb. angel hair pasta, broken into short 2” bits
1 C. Parmesan Cheese
In large Dutch oven, combine chicken, onion, 1 teaspoon salt, celery seed, poultry seasoning, peppercorns and Old Foghorn Barleywine Style Ale. Add enough water to cover. Heat to boiling. Cover and reduce to medium heat. Cook 45 minutes, or until chicken is tender.
Remove chicken from liquid. Strain liquid and reserve.
Remove skin and bones from chicken. Cut chicken into smaller pieces. Set aside in medium sized bowl.
Lightly stir-fry mushrooms and broccoli in ¼ C. butter. Add to chicken.
Melt ¼ C. butter. Toss with bread crumbs. Set aside.
Melt remaining ½ C. butter in large skillet. Blend in flour, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Cook until bubbly. Gently stir in 3-½ C. reserved chicken broth and light cream. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and bubbles for 1 minute. Stir in additional Old Foghorn Barleywine Style Ale.
While preparing sauce, cook angel hair pasta until barely tender, following label directions. Drain. Arrange into two 9” x 13” baking dishes. Arrange chicken mixture over angel hair pasta. Spoon sauce over all.
Lightly toss bread crumb mixture with parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over prepared dishes.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, or until bubbly. Serve.
* Health Benefit: Rich in protein, B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin D, biotin, calcium, vitamin F, vitamin K
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