Friday, January 15, 2016

Flavorful Chicken with Dates and Gnocchi with Nutmeg

Flavorful Chicken with Dates and Gnocchi with Salad

Looking for a new chicken recipe that the whole family will love?  Try this flavorful dish:

1.  Saute about 6 slices of bacon until crisp.  Remove from pan and set aside for garnishing.

2.  Cut about 1 and 1/2 lbs chicken into bite-sizes and toss lightly with flour, salt and pepper.

3.  Saute the chicken with a large sliced onion  and 3-4 garlic cloves in the bacon grease.

4.  Add about 15 quartered dates (pit removed of course!) and in the same pan, add about a 1/3 of a bottle of fruity red wine.  Let this cook down for about 5-6 minutes, then add the zest of one lemon.

5.  Add one cup of chick stock and simmer for about 10 minutes.

6.  Meanwhile, cook a package of gnocchi according to the package directions.  After draining, saute the gnocchi in 2-3 Tablespoons of butter and season with nutmeg. 

7.  To serve, scoop the beautiful chicken mixture into a low bowl, top with gnocchi in the middle, and garnish with bacon crumbles and chopped scallions.  Serve with a side salad and enjoy!

We found pistachio ice cream to be the perfect dessert for this meal!  (chocolate syrup topping is optional!)

(Thank you to Rachael Ray--I modified her original version of this dish.)

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