Gold Kist Chicken Hunter’s Style
2 garlic cloves, minced 1 pound portobello
1 branch rosemary, mushrooms, stems
leaves only, minced removed, cut into
Salt 1-inch cubes
Freshly ground 4 ounces pancetta, cut into
black pepper 1/8-inch dice
1/2 cup extra-virgin 4 ribs celery, cut into live oil 1-inch pieces
8 Gold Kist Farms* chicken 2 cups basic tomato sauce
drumsticks, rinsed and 1 cup dry white wine
patted dry 1 cup chicken stock
22 large yellow onions, Pinch of sugar
coarsely chopped Pinch of red pepper flakes
11. In a large bowl, combine garlic, rosemary, and salt and
pepper to taste. Add enough olive oil ( 3 to 4 tablespoons)
to make a somewhat dry paste. Add chicken and rub the
paste evenly over the pieces of chicken. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
22. In a Dutch oven, heat the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil over
high heat until smoking. Brush off the excess rub and sear
the chicken, in batches if necessary, until browned on all
sides. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.
3. Add onions, mushrooms, pancetta and celery to the pot
and cook until onions are golden brown and pancetta has
rendered its fat, about 8 minutes.
4. Drain off excess oil, then add tomato sauce and wine,
stirring with a wooden spoon to dislodge the browned bits
from the bottom of the pot. Add stock, sugar and red pepper,
and bring to a boil.
5. Return chicken to the pot, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
Uncover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until cooked
through. Transfer chicken to a festive platter, top with
the sauce and serve. Makes 4 servings.
This recipe was created by Mario Batali, whose latest cookbook is Molto Italiano,
published by HarperCollins. *Brands vary by region; substitute a similar product.
IF “HEALTHIER EATING” is on your list of New Year’s resolutions,
consider adding more chicken to your diet. It’s an excellent source
of protein, low in fat (particularly certain cuts, such as breast meat),
tasty and wonderfully versatile.
Featured here are recipes from two of Costco’s leading
chicken suppliers, Foster Farms and Gold Kist Farms, by chefs
Cheryl and Bill Jamison and Mario Batali. These recipes are featured
in Costco’s latest cookbook, Creative Cooking The Costco Way.
An online version of the book is now at costco.com.
Additional recipes from Foster Farms and Gold Kist Farms are
featured this month in The Connection’s online edition. Go to
costco.com, select “Costco Connection” and “Creative Cooking.”
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