Friday, July 16, 2010
HERBS DE PROVENCE
Herbs de Provence is often sold dry, in traditional terracotta jars, which makes it even more charming! A perfect gift and a very effective storage container.
Test out this lovely mix of herbs. Anything you roast from now on will be magical!
Herbs de Provence
- 1 tablespoon thyme
- 1 tablespoon chervil
- 1 tablespoon rosemary
- 1 tablespoon summer savory
- 1 teaspoon lavender
- 1 teaspoon tarragon
- 1 teaspoon marjoram
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon mint
- 2 powdered or chopped bay leaves
-Mix together all of the ingredients and store in a tightly sealed container.
- Makes about 1/3 cup herb mix
Herbs de Provence Chicken
-2 pounds boneless chicken, trimmed of any fat
-1/4 cup flour
-1/2 tsp. paprika
-3 tbsp. olive oil
-3 cloves of garlic, minced
-2 cups wine
-1 tbsp. Herbes de Provence
-fresh rosemary, basil, parsley (optional)
-black pepper and salt
- Mix the flour and paprika.
- Roll the chicken breasts in the flour mixture.
- Heat olive oil in a large pot, browning it in small enough batches so that the meat browns nicely.
- Remove meat, and saute the garlic.
- Add the wine and scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pot, stir, and cook on high until a sauce forms.
- Turn down heat to a low simmer, add the chicken back to the pot. Sprinkle with the herbes de Provence, salt, pepper and minced fresh herbs if desired.
- Bake at 300F. for 2 1/2 hours, or until the chicken is quite tender. Serve with a rice or potato dish.