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Oven-glazed Apple Lemon Chicken and Scalloped Potatoes from Rachael Ray show

#1 User is offline   bargainhunter 

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 05:33 PM

I was in the waiting lounge at Changi Airport last year when out of boredom, I saw this on the TV. Looked interesting and easy, so I checked up the website and tried it yesterday.
Worked a treat and according to one of my guests, the best Scalloped potatoes she's ever eaten. So do try it too.
The chicken goes well with the potatoes.

Oven-glazed Apple Lemon Chicken and Scalloped potatoes
Ingredients
• 1 cup chicken stock
• 2 cups heavy cream
• 4 cloves garlic (3 cloves cracked and peeled, 1 clove grated or finely chopped), divided
• A few grates fresh nutmeg
• Salt and ground black pepper
• 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into rounds 1/4-inch thick
• 2 cups grated Gruyere cheese
• 1/2 pound deli ham, such as black forest or rosemary, thinly sliced then chopped
• 1 1/2 cups apple juice or cider
• 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
• 6 thyme sprigs
• 1 lemon, thinly sliced and seeds removed
• 1 large chicken (about 5 pounds), cut into 8 pieces
• EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling

for 4 servings
Preheat oven 200 degree celcius

Method:
1. In a bowl, combine the chicken stock, heavy cream, grated garlic, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
2. Arrange half of the potatoes in the bottom of a casserole dish and spread them out in an even layer. Pour half of the cream mixture over the potatoes and sprinkle half of the ham and half of the cheese.
3. Top that layer with the remaining potatoes (you can arrange the top layer decoratively if you are in the mood).
4. Pour the remaining cream mixture over them and sprinkle with the remaining ham and then the cheese.
5. Cover the dish with foil, place the baking dish on a baking sheet (it's likely to boil over a bit while in the oven and this will save you from a big oven cleaning), and transfer it to the oven.
6. Bake the dish until the potatoes feel tender when a paring knife is inserted into the center of the dish, about 45 minutes.
7. Remove the foil from the pan and let it keep baking to brown the cheese on top, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let the potatoes rest 5-10 minutes before serving.


8. While the potatoes are cooking, in a small sauce pan over medium-high heat, bring the apple juice, brown sugar, thyme, cracked garlic cloves and lemon slices up to a bubble. Continue to simmer until it has reduced to about 3/4 of a cup.
9. While the apple juice is cooking, season the chicken pieces with some salt and pepper and drizzle with a little EVOO.
10. Transfer the chicken to a baking dish and pour the reduced apple juice over all the chicken. Transfer to the oven and roast for 35-40 minutes, until brown.
11. Serve the chicken with a scoop of the potatoes alongside.

Now photos.
OK I forgot to take photos at every step.... So here are what I have.... SCalloped potatoes before cooking and afte half eating. Chicken what was left of the 13 pieces cooked.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 05:48 PM

I'll try this next weekend. Thanks!
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Posted 15 August 2010 - 07:11 PM

OOOoooo you take delivery? :D/> just kidding?
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Posted 15 August 2010 - 07:29 PM

View Postdigitalgate, on 15 August 2010 - 07:11 PM, said:

OOOoooo you take delivery? :D/> just kidding?


haha. Good one.
One day, when I set up business. :)/>

But for now, the fun is in trying to make it yourself ma. :)/>
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Posted 15 August 2010 - 09:58 PM

View Postbargainhunter, on 15 August 2010 - 07:29 PM, said:

haha. Good one.
One day, when I set up business. :)/>

But for now, the fun is in trying to make it yourself ma. :)/>



DG doesn't look like he can cook. No offence DG.

I don't have apple juice at home. I'm trying a Chicken à l'Orange instead. I reduced 500ml of orange juice to 100ml and froze it. Gonna put a 50ml block under the skin of chicken together with a frozen blend of tarragon leaves, salt and olive oil + some orange zest... I'll use the remaining 50ml of frozen orange juice as a glaze for the roasted potatoes.

I dunno if it'll turn out good. Just playin' around. Will update with pictures if good.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 07:31 PM

Here's my orange chicken and orange glazed potatoes with roasted garlic. http://petunialee.bl...en-lorange.html
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Posted 16 August 2010 - 08:10 PM

View Postpetunialee, on 16 August 2010 - 07:31 PM, said:

Here's my orange chicken and orange glazed potatoes with roasted garlic. http://petunialee.bl...en-lorange.html


Hey, that looks like a nice recipe. Very creative :)/> :notworthy:/>
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Posted 16 August 2010 - 08:33 PM

View Postbargainhunter, on 16 August 2010 - 08:10 PM, said:

Hey, that looks like a nice recipe. Very creative :)/> :notworthy:/>



Thanks a bunch BH!! If not for you I wouldn't have thought of it.
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