Menu Plan for Spring I: Week 8, Day 2


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Chicken Divan
Parsley New Potatoes

Cooking time: 45 minutes for menu      Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     One last dinner from the oven (except for quiche); one last head of broccoli; transition cooking is slowly ending.

Chicken Divan

Total time: 45 minutes 
     An old classic, updated for a healthier lifestyle, but still with the proper amount of decadence.  I use yogurt instead of sour cream, less cheese, stock instead of 'condensed creamed' soup, and no mayonnaise.  I think it's better than the original....

Chicken Divan Ingredients:


Parsley New Potatoes

Total time: 30 minutes
     New potatoes are very young potatoes, golf ball size or smaller. Roast them whole unless quite large. Fingerling potatoes would be a good substitute. Actual new potatoes do not keep well and should be used within a few days.

Parsley New Potatoes Ingredients:


Cooking Schedule: 45 minutes for menu
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
medium saucepan with steamer basket and lid,
small bowl, medium skillet, medium saucepan,
baking dish, medium bowl, baking sheet

Turn oven on, 400F (200C), arrange 2 shelves
Heat stock in skillet
Wash potatoes, toss with oil, place on baking sheet
Roast potatoes
Cut chicken, poach
Cut broccoli, steam
Peel, chop shallot
Mice garlic
Sauté shallot, garlic for chicken

Grate/shred cheeses if needed
Add wine to shallot/garlic
Remove broccoli, set aside
Dissolve cornstarch in water
Mix crumbs, Parmesan, paprika, set aside
Remove chicken, set aside
Add poaching stock to wine
Stir in cornstarch mixture, thicken
Add yogurt, cheese, stir
Assemble Chicken Divan, bake
Stir potatoes
      15 minute break
Remove Chicken Divan, Potatoes from oven

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