Chicken Jubilee

Susan Cutler

By
@suak

I made this a very long time ago, and remember everyone really liked it! If you make this, please becareful when you prepare to flambe'. It is really neat when you have company and look like a real chef performing!! Practice ladies and gents...practice.....:)

You could also serve a flambe dessert after. Well....you have practiced, right? I have served Cherries Jubilee, very impressive I must say. It was for a party I had for the neighborhood wives. The alcohol vanishes during burning mostly, leaving the food with a subtle spirit flavor. Leave it for the adults though!!


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Serves:

6

Prep:

40 Min

Ingredients

6 small
chicken breasts, boned and skinned
1 can(s)
pineapple slices, 20 ounce
2 Tbsp
butter or margarine
1 c
finely chopped, cooked ham
2 Tbsp
chopped onion
1/4 tsp
chopped ginger
1/4 c
medium crushed saltines
1/4 c
butter or margarine
3/4 c
chicken broth
2 Tbsp
vinegar
1 Tbsp
cornstarch
1 can(s)
(8 3/4 oz) pitted dark sweet cherries, drained
1/4 c
brandy (cognac)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place chicken pieces, boned side up, on cutting board. Working from center out, pound chicken lightly to make cutlets about 1/4 inch thick.

Drain pineapple slices, reserving 1/2 cup syrup.

Dice 4 pineapple slices and cook in 2 tablespoons butter with ham and onion. Add ginger and crushed saltines to the mixture; mix well.
2
Divide stuffing evenly among chicken breasts.

Tuck in sides of each and roll up as for jelly roll.

Skewer or tie.

In skillet, brown chicken slowly in 1/4 cup butter.

Add chicken broth, vinegar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Cover and cook 20 minutes.

Mix cornstarch with reserved 1/2 cup pineapple syrup.
Stir into sauce in skillet.

Cook, uncovered. till chicken is tender, about 15 minutes.

Remove to serving dish.
3
Brown remaining pineapple slices lightly in small amount of butter.

Add fruits to chicken.

Pour sauce into heatproof dish.

Heat brandy; pour over sauce.

Ignite at table.

Spoon flaming sauce over chicken.
4
Makes 6 servings.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken