(another Bill and Dougie McKereghan contribution to our family cookbook)
RUMANIAN SMOTHERED CHICKEN with SOUR CREAM and LEMON
1 2 ½-to-3-pound chicken, cut in pieces
¼ cup butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 ½ cup sour cream (or sweet, *seenote below)
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 tablespoon chopped chives
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Grated rind of ½ lemon
Brown chicken on all sides in hot butter. Transfer to casserole.
Stir flour into remaining pan juices. Blend in sour cream and simmer 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Scattermushrooms over chicken pieces together with parsley, poppy seeds, and chives. Pour sauce over chicken. Coverand simmer over low heat about 30 minutes or until chicken is tender, stirringoccasionally.
Before serving, remove from heat and stir in lemon juiceand rind.
*Note: Canuse sweet rather than sour cream. Ifusing sweet cream you may want to thicken sauce by stirring in 2 egg yolks whichhave been beaten with lemon juice and rind.
This recipe has been kitchen tested.
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