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Fruits with chicken?

by JC (NC) » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:09 pm

I know pork and applesauce is a common pairing. I like duck breast with a cherry or plum sauce. I have also cooked pork with cherry sauce and pork with peaches and pecans. I haven't really cooked chicken with fruit except with pineapple and a sweet and sour sauce in an Asian dish. What other fruits do you pair with chicken and how do you prepare the dish? I would like some uncomplicated recipes.
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Re: Fruits with chicken?

by Fred Sipe » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:52 pm

I can't do the recipe thing but some combos are orange, ala the classic Duck l'Orange, apricot/butter sauce would be great, plum sauce, lemon chicken... seems citrus & stonefruit are winners!
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Re: Fruits with chicken?

by JC (NC) » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:47 pm

Yes, lemon chicken is great and I think orange could work too--maybe Mandarin oranges.
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by John Treder » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:26 am

Chicken Veronique, chicken with grapes, is a classic French recipe.
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Re: Fruits with chicken?

by Jeff Grossman/NYC » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:04 am

I have a nice recipe for Guinea Hen Normande (cooked with apples and cream, finished with a shot of calvados) that could easily be done to a chicken.
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Re: Fruits with chicken?

by Carrie L. » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:14 pm

My favorite all time chicken dish is Chicken Marbella (an old Silver Palate recipe) that has prunes in it. I know, I know...but don't knock it until you try it. It also has olives, capers, and lots of garlic and oregano so it really has that sweet salty savory thing going on.

Oh, and my brother won a bbq cook off with a chicken breast recipe glazed with peach jam/marsala wine and garlic. It's delicious too.
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Re: Fruits with chicken?

by Jenise » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:35 pm

John Treder wrote:Chicken Veronique, chicken with grapes, is a classic French recipe.

You beat e to it. So did Carrie!
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Re: Fruits with chicken?

by Jeff Grossman/NYC » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:53 pm

Anybody for slopping on the Saucy Susan? :lol:
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Re: Fruits with chicken?

by Karen/NoCA » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:41 pm

Chicken Marbella is very interesting. We had it at a neighbors home several years ago and I recall walking into the house and smelling that wonderful odor throughout. The dish was unusual, but I can't say I would ever make it. Everyone raved about it, but Gene and I are not fond of a lot of fruit/meat combos. Our fave is pork chops with home made applesauce, and halibut steaks with grilled, minted pineapple spears with a little brown sugar.
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Re: Fruits with chicken?

by Carl Eppig » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:44 pm

Cranberries.
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Re: Fruits with chicken?

by Fred Sipe » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:00 pm

Carrie L. wrote:My favorite all time chicken dish is Chicken Marbella (an old Silver Palate recipe) that has prunes in it. I know, I know...but don't knock it until you try it. It also has olives, capers, and lots of garlic and oregano so it really has that sweet salty savory thing going on.


I've always wanted to make this but haven't attempted it yet. Sounds fabulous!

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