During the holiday break, I was pretty lazy... had a whole to do list and just wasn't motivated. I slept in, took my time making breakfast, watched some TV and movies, and crossed just a few things off my to do list. One of the things I enjoyed watching on TV was the cooking shows. They never air after 5:00 and I'm not sure why Food Network thinks we all want to watch cupcake competitions, restaurant takeovers, and average people battle it out in the kitchen.
One of the shows I watched was a French Food at Home where Laura made coq au riesling. Ironically, I had made this dish the night before (and twice since then), but I wanted to see if she made hers any differently. Turns out, pretty much the same (hers had bacon instead of prosciutto, so I like mine better)!
This dish is rich! Any time you make a sauce with cream using all flavors from the pan, it is going to be good. Add in the saltiness of the prosciutto and the tenderness of chicken thighs... it pretty much melts in your mouth. Pair it with some roasted vegetables or salad and you have a great meal... and it's French, so extra fancy too! :)
1 lb chicken, breast or thighs
2 tbsp butter
3 garlic cloves, minced
.5 medium onion, minced
.25 cup chopped prosciutto
.25 cup cream
.25 cup riesling
2 tbsp parm, shredded
salt and pepper
1. Salt and pepper chicken and melt butter in pan. Once butter has slightly browned, add chicken and cook on medium heat, about 5 minutes per side. Optional: fry sage in butter before adding chicken for extra flavor.
2. Remove chicken from pan to let rest. Add riesling to release the flavor from the pan. Add the onion, garlic, and prosciutto to the pan and cook for 5 minutes. Add chicken back, cover, and cook for 5 more minutes.
3. Uncover, lower heat, and add cream. Mix cream in and let thicken for 5 minutes. Sprinkle parm and herbs on top of chicken and serve!