Chicken Elegante

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 1,034


1 broiler-fryer chicken (about 4 lb.), cut up
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 (6-ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate,frozen orange
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon
1 teaspoon celery salt
3/4 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
1/4 teaspoon allspice ground
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon ground
1 (16-ounce) can peaches sliced, drained
3/4 cup green seedless grapes
3 tablespoons water cold
2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup almonds toasted sliced (optional)


Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Slow Cooker Cooking Time: 3 to 4 hours on high or 6 to 8 hours on low
Last-Minute Cooking Time: 15 minutes on high plus about 5 minutes on stovetop
1. Remove skin, if desired, and excess fat from chicken pieces rinse and pat dry. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, brown chicken in butter. Do not crowd pieces.

2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir orange juice concentrate, bouillon granules, celery salt, 1/2 teaspoon of the lemon-pepper seasoning, allspice and cinnamon until blended.

3. Place several pieces of chicken in a slow cooker. Spoon some of the orange mixture over chicken to coat. Repeat with remaining chicken and orange mixture.

4. Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours or until chicken is tender, but not falling off bone. Baste while cooking if desired, replacing lid quickly.

5. Gently stir in peaches and grapes. Cover and heat for 15 minutes.

6. With a slotted spoon, remove chicken and fruit to a warm serving platter. Cover tightly with foil and keep warm.

7. In a small saucepan, stir water and cornstarch until smooth. Gradually stir in 2 cups cooking liquid and remaining 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning. Stirring over medium heat, bring to a boil and boil for 1 to 2 minutes or until thickened.

8. Spoon some of the sauce over the chicken and garnish with almonds if desired. Pass sauce separately.

Serve with wild rice and steamed broccoli spears.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 1,034
Calories from Fat: 89

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