Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday's value meal...

This time of year its nice to entertain your friends with a nice meal and great company.  This dish lets you make something that looks like you slaved away but in fact only takes a half hour to prep and put together and an hour and twenty minutes to cook, just enough time to chat and toast the season.


4 small chicken legs (drumstick-thigh piece) (about 2 pounds total)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1/2 cup dry red wine
1/2 cup chicken broth
16 pearl onions (1-1/3 cups)
2 cups fresh medium mushrooms, quartered
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1-1/2 teaspoons snipped fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1-1/2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons chicken broth
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
6 slices bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled
Snipped parsley (optional)
Hot cooked noodles

1. Skin chicken. In a plastic or paper bag combine 2 tablespoons flour, the garlic salt, and pepper. Add chicken, one or two pieces at a time, to the bag, shaking to coat chicken well.

2. In a 4-1/2-quart Dutch oven cook chicken in hot oil about 10 minutes or until lightly browned, turning to brown evenly. Drain. Add wine, 1/2 cup chicken broth, the onions, mushrooms, tomato paste, rosemary, thyme, and bay leaf. Bring to boilling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 35 to 40 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink. Discard bay leaf. Transfer chicken to a platter; keep warm.

3. Stir together 2 tablespoons broth and 1 tablespoon flour. Add to mushroom mixture in Dutch oven. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Stir in bacon. Spoon some of the mushroom sauce over chicken; sprinkle with parsley, if desired. Pass remaining sauce. Serve with hot noodles.

Makes 4 servings.

---Main course---

$0.55 off Pilgrim's Pride Chicken
$1.00 off any Arrow Mills flour
$1.00 off any Filippo Berio Oliv1e Oil (this was at the bottom of page 4)
$1.00 off  Hatfield Bacon
For the adults save $10.00 off any $ purchase from using coupon code CPNBASKET
For the younger folks save $2.00 off two Welch's Sparkling Juices
$1.00 off any Olivia's Organic Salad
$1.00 off any two Lighthouse products
$0.40 off Green Giant Frozen Bagged Vegetables (this was on page 2)
$0.40 off any two Pillsbury Italian Meal breads (this was on page 2)
$1.00 off any two Pillsurbury Refrigerated Holiday Cookie Dough (this was on page 2)
$1.00 off any two pints of Starbucks Ice Cream (I found the coupon on page 12)

Have a great start to the week everyone!



  1. That sounds yummy. Cookie dough is always a plus. Great coupons for this. You go girl!


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