RED HOT HEN (SALLYE)

Red Hot Hen (sallye) Recipe

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@grandedame

iI've had this recipe since the early 70's. I've updated it somewhat here, but it is basically still the same fiery chicken we love.

A huge pitcher of iced tea or margaritas served with the meal makes a wonderful dampener for the heat.

A bonus is that it's a pretty healthy dish.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
yield 4 servings
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 1 medium
    whole chicken (approx 3 lbs)
  • 1 medium
    yellow onion
  • 1 clove
    garlic
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter or cooking oil
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1 tsp
    paprika
  • 1 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 3 medium
    jalapeno peppers

How to Make RED HOT HEN (SALLYE)

Step-by-Step

  1. OPTIONS:

    For less heat, use only 2 jalapeno peppers

    If you don't have creme fraiche, you can sustitute 1 cup sour cream

    In place of whole chicken, you can use 4 chicken breasts or 8 thighs or even 4 chicken quarters.
  2. Wash chicken and pat dry.

    Cut into serving pieces (or you can buy chicken already cut up). Set aside
  3. Peel onion and cut into quarters

    Peel garlic clove

    Place both in food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped (don't overprocess) Transfer to small bowl and set aside

    Cut jalapenos in half, remove core, seeds and veins.

    Place in foor processor and coarsely chop. Transfer to small bowl and set aside.
  4. Place heavy large skillet (I use cast iron) on medium high heat. Add butter or oil to pan.

    When butter is bubbling (or oil is shimmering), add chicken pieces and brown well on all sides.

    Depending on size of your skillet, you may have to brown chicken in batches.

    When chicken is browned, remove from skillet and set aside; cover to keep warm.
  5. In same skillet, add onions and garlic.

    Saute until translucent (about 3 minutes). Sprinkle salt and paprika over them and stir.

    Add flour and stir until combined

    Place chicken back in pan and mix into onion mixture.

    Place lid on skillet.
  6. Turn heat to medium low and cook for about 20 minutes, turning chicken from time to time.

    Add creme fraiche ( or sour cream if desired) and peppers.

    Blend well.

    Cook for approximately 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Remove from heat and serve immediately.
  7. Great served over steamed rice or mashed potatoes

    You may garnish with chives and grated cheese if desired.

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About RED HOT HEN (SALLYE)

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southwestern




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