Poulet a la Catalane

Total Time:
2 hr 20 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
15 min
Cook:
1 hr 45 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 free-range chicken, cut into large pieces, leaving skin on
  • Olive oil, for sauteeing
  • 1 slice smoked duck breast, roughly chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 slice unsmoked bacon, cut into cubes
  • 5 tomatoes, peeled and pureed
  • 1 cup tomato concentrate/puree
  • 2 1/4 cups water, plus 2 cups water, for blanching
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, for thickening
  • Pinch salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 bitter oranges, blanched *see cooks note (recommended: Bigerades)
  • Serving suggestion: boiled potatoes
  • Special equipment: a large heavy bottomed pot
  • *Cooks Note: To blanch the oranges, boil 2 cups of boiling water in a small saucepan. Add oranges and boil for 1 minute. Remove and leave to cool. Blanching the orange removes the bitterness.
Directions
  • Saute the chicken pieces in olive oil in the pot until they are golden brown. Add the duck breast and saute another few minutes. Remove and reserve on a plate.

  • Brown the onions and garlic in the chicken drippings. Remove from the heat and reserve.

  • Fry the bacon in another pan. *Cooks note: don't use any oil as there is enough fat in the bacon. When the bacon is crisp and the fat is rendered, combine with chicken and duck breast and set aside.

  • Mix the peeled tomatoes with the tomato concentrate and puree. Heat them in another casserole until they turn slightly golden. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of the flour to thicken. Add the onions and garlic to the tomato mixture. Add the chicken, bacon, and duck and cover with 2 1/4 cups of water. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bring to a slow simmer and cook for 40 minutes. Add 3 slices of blanched orange to casserole and leave for 15 minutes to allow the orange aromas to permeate the chicken. Then remove them and reserve for garnish.


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