So almost anyone who cooks, or at least has a TV, knows of Rachel Ray. I watch her show every once in a while, but rarely do I make the meals she makes. Last weekend, though, as I was reading through her cookbook, I found 2 recipes I thought sounded so good that I had to try immediately! Last Sunday, I made Zuppa Osso Bucco. This Sunday, I made Tuscan Style Chicken with Rosemary!
Tuscan Style Chicken with Rosemary
* 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
* 1 1/2 lbs chicken tenderloins
* 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
* 6 cloves of garlic, crushed
* 2 tbs white wine vinegar
* 2 tbs butter
* 2 shallots, chopped
* 6 sprigs fresh rosemary, finely chopped
* 2 tbs all purpose flour
* 1 cup dry white wine
* 2 cups beef broth
Next, I added in the beef broth. This helped to thin out the mixture a bit more so it represented more of a gravy rather than mashed potatoes! You have to bring the whole mixture to a boil and whisk the whole time so that everything can really combine.
At this point, I started to get nervous. I tasted the "sauce" and it didn't taste good. It tasted kinda sour and weird. I had a problem like this with another Italian style dish I made that was a disaster: Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs. I was afraid that I had screwed something up and that I was going to have half cooked chicken and nothing else to show my grumbly tummy husband.
I decided to stick to the recipe (as much as I usually did) and just hope for the best. The sauce was a nice consistency and it was well mixted, so I added the browned chicken back to the pan. I let it sit in the sauce for a few minutes to finish cooking and pick up some of the flavors.
The chicken finished cooking in the little hot tub mixture of beef broth and wine, etc... I let it cook for about 8-10 minutes. Meanwhile, I started making some orzo pasta and green beans to go with lunch.
So, score 2 out of 2 for Rachel Ray! This dish will definitely need to be added to my normal routine of cooking! I was nervous there for a minute when it didn't taste too good, but I'm really glad that I stuck through and finished the dish, because it was GREAT! There weren't many leftovers!