|My mother's praised chicken.|
I really like Nigella Lawson. I like her shows and I have a couple of her books. I like her relaxed approach to food - she clearly enjoys shopping, cooking, entertaining. I saw an episode of Nigella Kitchen where she prepared this chicken and I ran right away to my copy of the book to find the recipe. She calls it "praised" as in a combo of "poached" and "braised" - and I love both of those methods!
First I infused a little olive oil with garlic. I love this little 6 inch pan for that.
Bring to bubble, turn it down low, cover and set a timer for 1.5 or 2 hours.
There's a little bit of active time for this, but it's all in the beginning. This dish would give you time to relax for a while before dinner, or you'd have time to do another dish that might need more attention.
This chicken is so yummy! I love doing a whole chicken - my husband gets his white meat and I get my dark so everyone's happy. Then after dinner I pull all the remaining meat off of the bones. If I've just roasted it, I will put the extra meat into a container and refrigerate it and make something different the next day with it. But in this case, I just shredded it and put it back into the water, which has now become a nice broth and is therefore now a nice soup with nice veggies (I removed the parsley stems). I also put my chicken bones into the freezer, when I get two birds in there, I make stock.