Partridge (or chicken) in a pear sauce

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by spookyevilone, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    The original recipe called for partridge. Since I was cooking for 500 people, I substituted chicken thighs instead.

    3lbs chicken thighs (or partridge breasts)
    2lbs sliced/canned pears
    1 t. cinnamon
    1 t. nutmeg
    1/4 t. clove
    2 c. honey

    Cook chicken thighs, drain off juice. Boil the pears with honey and spices, and mash. Allow water to reduce until you have a thick, applesauce-like texture. Cover the chicken with pear sauce. Heat at 400 until hot.

    I served with piping hot sourdough bread and mashed potatoes. It was a major hit. I imagine it'd be even better with game bird meat.

    -Spooky
     
  2. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    Sounds easy and good-yum! 500 people!!!
     
  3. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    Quote:Yes. 100lbs of chicken thighs. I was up to my elbows in chicken bits! I do historical reenactment and this was for a feast.

    -Spooky
     

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