M-J de Mesterton’s Pink Lemonade Chicken

M-J’s Pink Lemonade Chicken

I invented this dish for a dinner party guest, a French teacher who was pregnant. She loved it. Other guests did as well, so I have made my Pink Lemonade Chicken for many buffet dinners. Now, I am inspired by my dear nieces and nephews who are expecting babies soon, so I am publishing this recipe again. The ingredients are simple and few, and you may adjust the amounts according to taste.

Ingredients:
Four-to-six pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
One 16-ounce can of frozen pink lemonade
One tablespoon of cornstarch
Salt or celery salt to-taste
Water, two or three cups

Poach chicken breasts in a mixture composed of 2/3 of a 16-ounce can of frozen pink lemonade juice and two or three cups of water.
When it is thawed, the pink lemonade turns to thick syrup. One large can will be sufficient for four-to-six pounds of chicken. Reserve a third of the can for a final sauce.

Cover the boneless, skinless chicken breasts and simmer slowly in the pink lemonade for an hour or more. You may add salt or celery salt, but remember, this dish is created for those with delicate stomachs, so please don’t add garlic or onion flavorings. The liquid will reduce and the whole pieces of chicken should become lightly browned. Remove from heat and place on top of two sheets of waxed paper to protect your cutting board. When the chicken breasts are cool, slice them into medallions–see my example in the photo below–with a very sharp knife. The liquid left-over in the poaching pan will be used to make a sauce.

Elegant Chicken Dish: Original Recipe by M-J de Mesterton
M-J’s Medallions of Chicken

Sauce for Pink Lemonade Chicken

Into the pan, pour 3/4 cup of water and a teaspoon of cornstarch, which has been mixed with a tablespoon of water. Add the 1/3 can of remaining pink lemonade syrup. Cook till it becomes a sauce. Pour some of it on the base of your serving dish. Arrange the slices of chicken in a circular fashion. When you have finished arranging the chicken slices, drizzle the rest of the pink lemonade sauce over them.

Recipe Copyright M-J de Mesterton 2000

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M-J’s Chicken Medallions in Spanish Smoked Paprika Sauce

M-J's Original Recipe for Spanish Smoked Paprika Sauce, Coming Soon to Elegant Survival News
Pollo en Pimentón de la Vera…M-J’s New Original Recipe, an ALTERNATIVE TO  BARBECUED CHICKEN
Slicing the Poached Chicken Breasts into Medallions for M-J’s Pollo en Pimentón de La Vera

Start by poaching four or five boneless chicken breasts in one cup of water with salt or bouillon mix added. You will reserve this broth after the chicken is cooked in it, and use it as the basis for your sauce….

Ladle some of this sauce into the base of a baking pan. Coat the sliced chicken meat in it, and arrange them as shown below.

This smoky chicken is great the next day after its initial baking, cooked for a few minutes under a broiler (see first photo for results). The broiled chicken is good in pita sandwiches or wraps, with lettuce as a refreshing counterpoint.

M-J’s Chicken in Spanish Smoked Paprika Sauce is Ready to Bake, for about an Hour in a Medium-Hot Oven

Elegant Chicken Salad

Poached chicken in a  lettuce salad, with fresh lemon and vegetable oil dressing, ground green peppercorn and salt–how elegant and health-promoting it is. I would have made Chicken Jubilee from Beverly Barbour’s book, “Secret Recipes from Private Clubs,” but I had no tomato. I did, however, use a green pepper from my garden to replace it.  This simple chicken salad is a refreshing dish for summer luncheon.

©M-J de Mesterton

Poaching Chicken

Add water and the flavouring of your choice to boneless chicken breasts. Here I have used miso and a little Maggi chicken and tomato bouillon powder. Simmer for forty minutes, cool and  freeze for future use, or slice and use with sauce or gravy. I will return at the next opportunity with an original recipe or two, employing poached chicken breast meat.
~~M-J de Mesterton

>Poaching Chicken

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Add water and the flavouring of your choice to boneless chicken breasts. Here I have used miso and a little Maggi chicken and tomato bouillon powder. Simmer for forty minutes, cool and  freeze for future use, or slice and use with sauce or gravy. I will return at the next opportunity with an original recipe or two, employing poached chicken breast meat.
~~M-J de Mesterton

Poaching Chicken

Add water and the flavouring of your choice to boneless chicken breasts. Here I have used miso and a little Maggi chicken and tomato bouillon powder. Simmer for forty minutes, cool and  freeze for future use, or slice and use with sauce or gravy. I will return at the next opportunity with an original recipe or two, employing poached chicken breast meat.
~~M-J de Mesterton

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