Country Chicken from The English Kitchen

This is a chicken dish that will be on a regular rotation in our kitchen. It's delicious, it's easy and pretty on the plate. A shout out to Marie at The English Kitchen as this is where I nicked the recipe. Thanks Marie!



1 chicken, cut into 8 pieces
(Or 8 pieces of chicken, I used thighs like Marie did)
8 shallots
5 fresh or dried bay leaves
10 oz. or so of smoked bacon, chopped
2 TBS olive oil
1 1/2 TBS wholegrain mustard
1 bunch of fresh tarragon, coarsely chopped
1 cup of white wine
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Pre-heat the oven to 350*F.

Mix mustard and wine.....set aside.



Place the chicken pieces in a bowl. Add the shallots, smoked bacon and bay leaves. Drizzle with the oil and mix all together well.

Look at the nice bacon we were able to get....




Place mixture into a roasting pan. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Cook in the pre-heated oven for 30 minutes.



Whisk the mustard and white wine together. Stir in the tarragon. Remove the chicken from the oven. Drain off any excess fat. Pour the mustard mixture over the chicken and return to the oven for 10 minutes longer.




Serve warm with Le Petit Francais bread and pan juices for dipping.....or to spoon over polenta.



The polenta was a nice side.......



Thanks for the great recipe Marie! We enjoyed it. Mmmmmm..mmmmmmm

13 comments:

monicajane said...

sounds heavenly and I'm always looking for new ways to cook my chicken leg quarters!!

Husband would love this too.

I've been in semi-hiding...thanks for remembering me and stopping by...

Cathy said...

Sounds perfect to share with a bottle of wine! PS - survived skiing :)

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

what a fantastic recipe for dinner-i actually wanna dig in right away .....

Janel said...

Chicken, bacon and wine sound like a perfect combination. My stomach is growling and it's not even lunch time!

Marie said...

Ohh so glad you enjoyed it!! It's one of our favourites and something that always turns out well each and every time I make it! Yours looks perfect and that's great looking bacon!

Wandering Coyote said...

You cannot go wrong with bacon & chicken! Woo-hoo! This looks great, Pierce.

Le laquet said...

We have a similar with chook, bacon and cider but now I'm going to try this one. Yum!

Velva said...

Awesome! I can see why it will be on regular rotation at your house. It looks so flavorful.

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks really interesting... I like the combination of flavors!

Kim said...

Yum - Mustard (one of my faves), bacon and white wine - I'm totally in on this one;D It looks really succulent!

Pierce said...

MonicaJane - I HAVE noticed you had not been posting. Thought you'd gone n vacation. Glad to see you back!

Cathy - Wine with all meals lately it seems...I'm not complaining. Glad to hear the skiing went well. Catch up later.

Vanilla - go grab a plate!

Janel - You too...this is SO good. You have to try it.

Marie - You have several recipes that are wonderful but this is a favorite.

WC - You are so correct, bacon AND chicken. Can't wait to tell you about my latest shopping place :-)

Laquet - This recipe comes from one of your countrywomen - it's great. Let me know if you make it.

Thanks for that pineapple cake recipe with chili lime.

Velva - It will surely be a regular. Thanks for the turn on to Costco. You wouldn't believe the garlic I picked up.

Fearless Kitchen - yes, great combo. I recommend. Thanks for the nice comment.

Kim - I remembered you love mustard! Hope your computer is fixed up now. If you lost any links and I can help, let me know.

Drick said...

wow...this I gotta try - bet it would be good with fish too...love anything that you can mop up with bread....

Pierce said...

Drick, I agree..sopping up juices with good bread ...mmmm...mmm.
Will be trying your bourbon chicken soon .

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