Monday, September 4, 2006

Michelle's Poulet aux Noix

Once in a while I see a recipe on someone's food blog that really knocks me out. And once in a while I'll just have to share it with you. Like this one that I made the other night for my family.
Michelle, of Je Mange la Ville, posted a recipe for Poulet aux Noix, or Chicken with Walnuts, and when I saw it on her blog I had to make it for myself. The photo above is a rather yellow-brown color because the dish is, well, a bit yellow-brown. But in a good way. It is soooo very delicious that nobody at my table complained. (Lots of complimentary moans and groans, and not one color complaint!)
I followed this recipe exactly as Michelle wrote it except I had skinless, boneless thighs and breasts on hand so I used those and I left the garlic cloves in their skins. At first I didn't think they would cook in the amount of time allotted, but they did and were so wonderful. The whole dish sparkled with a lemony-white wine flavor that suited the chichen to a "T" and the walnuts cooked to a caramel-y goodness, maintaining their own texture and flavor while melding with the flavors of the sauce. I also made the Haricot Verts in Walnut Oil and the Gratin Dauphinoise to round out this perfectly delicious French meal.
These recipes are all keepers and will go into my book of favorites. Do visit Michelle's site for this and other great recipes.


  1. I am really glad this worked for you! We really love it too, in fact, we just had it again for jwa's birthday meal as he specifically requested it.

    Just looking at the chciken and walnuts in your photo makes me want to have this again :)

  2. Yep.....this looks "sooo" delicious. I checked out her web page and was really excited about your referral. Bravo to you for already having prepared this for your family!

  3. Hi Michelle,
    My sister is going to make this also after seeing it here. This is a dish that "speaks" to people, especially I think as we approach autumn. It's a kind of warming comfort food.

    Thanks Jann!

  4. Yum!! And here I am unable to eat meat!! :):) Well, I'll cook that in the future. :):) Looks delicious!

  5. Christine,
    I am going to have to make that chicken, as well as the tomato sandwich. Tomatoes and bread are 2 of my favorite foods, and I should probably hurry while the tomatoes are still in season.
    I've already had dinner and those two have made me hungry all over again. Don't know if this sitting on my rear looking at food photos all the time is such a good idea... : )

  6. Hi Sher, You're gonna have to "tell all" about your vegan adventure sometime soon you know. I'm really intrigued.

    Anna Maria,
    I do know what you mean about sitting on one's rear and looking at food. I've been in a constant state of trying to lose a few pounds for some months now and I think a lot of it has to do with sitting at the computer for too darn long!


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