Chicken ‘à transmontana’ (chicken with fries)

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 1:05 h
  • Ready In : 1:20 h
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A typical recipe that you must try! Chicken in the oven served with a delicious special sauce…

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  • 1.5 kg / (3 1/3 pounds) chicken cut into pieces
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • 1 small onion
  • 100 grams / (3 1/2 ounces) margarine
  • 25 grams / (1 ounce) flour
  • Nutmeg (to taste)
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1.2 kg / (2 2/3 pounds) potatoes
  • Vegetable oil for frying


    Step 1

    1. Put the chicken pieces in a saucepan with water seasoned with some salt, parsley, nutmeg and peeled onion. Bring to a boil over high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to medium heat and simmer about 25 minutes. When the chicken is cooked, drain it and place on a plate (reserve the cooking water).

    Step 2

    1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC / (350ºF).

    Step 3

    1. Put the chicken in a baking pan together with the margarine. Season with sliced garlic and pepper and bake about 30 minutes until the chicken starts to turn slightly golden.

    Step 4

    1. Meanwhile, peel and wash the potatoes. Cut them into cubes and fry in hot oil. When the potatoes are fried, place them on a plate with absorbent paper.

    Step 5

    1. In a saucepan, put 150 ml / (1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons) of the cooking water, lemon juice, egg yolk, flour and whisk until just combined. Bring the pan over low heat and stir with a spoon until the sauce begins to thicken.

    Step 6

    1. Turn off the heat and put the fries and the chicken on a platter. Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve.

Nutrition facts per serving (4 servings):

Calories: 1002
Total Fat: 33 g(51%)
Saturated Fat: 7 g(35%)
Cholesterol: 341 mg(114%)
Sodium: 532 mg(22%)
Total Carbohydrate: 55 g(18%)
Protein: 115.5 g

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