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Sharing authentic Italian recipes entrusted upon me through the privilege of being invited into many Italian homes and kitchen’s abroad. I travel, cook, eat, share, learn and photograph my experiences, a truly soul enriching journey. There are now over 100 recipes on this blog to search from. I am a Melbourne born girl who now resides in Pietrasanta, Italy. Sharing my love for food and all things Italian with you. I am not a professionally trained chef, just a person that really loves cooking and has made my passion my reality! Through talent and drive I now work as a private chef in some of the most prestigious private villa`s here in Tuscany, Italy!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Pollo al Vin Santo (Chicken cooked in Vin Santo)

This dish is really not the most appealing but the delicate flavour and smell is quite a sensation.  It is such a simple recipe to make, perfect for a weekday dinner.  The chicken is so tender and absorbs the juices from the wine and Vin Santo- a Tuscan sweet wine.  Serve with a side of green vegetables and roast potatoes. 

What you need:
One kilo of free range chicken diced (use all parts for more flavour)
Two large onions sliced
Five gloves of garlic
Ten tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
One cup of dry wine
1/4 cup Vin Santo (Tuscan sweet wine)
One tablespoon fresh parsley
Salt and pepper
How to make:
1:  Season the chicken with salt and pepper
2:  Heat the oil in a large heavy based pan, then add the chicken pieces and brown on all sides on a low heat.  Once slightly browned transfer to a bowl, cover and set aside
3:  Turn to a low heat, add the onions and garlic and saute until tender and slightly golden.  Add the white wine and cook until it evaporates
4: Transfer the chicken and all the juices to the pan, cover and simmer over a low heat for 10 minutes
5: Remove the lid and add the vin santo and cook until almost evaporated
6:  Add the fresh parsley and serve immediately

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