Drunken French Country Chicken Au Gratin

70 mins (prep 30, cooking 40)
15 ingredients
6 servings
An easy and delicious chicken dish with a few elegant touches here and there! The chicken is jointed (cut into pieces), sauteed and then grilled like a potato gratin in a sauce of cognac, wine, mustard and cheese. Serve this with a crisp fresh salad and pasta, or with seasonal steamed vegetables and rice. You can omit the cognac and wine and use apple juice if you wish - the taste will not be as sophisticated, deep or intense, but the chicken could be served to children this way! An ideal dinner party recipe or Valentine's day meal for two - just reduce the ingredients, or make the full amount and freeze the remaining portions. Recommended wine: Saumur Champigny.

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Serving Size (124.14 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 187.15 Calories from Fat 59.4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.6g 60.89%
Saturated Fat 1.59g 47.61%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 4.31mg 8.63%
Sodium 80.39mg 20.1%
Total Carbohydrate 12.64g 25.27%
Dietary Fiber 0.3 g 7.28%
Sugars 1.94 g %
Protein 1.33g 15.91%
Vitamin A 42.18IU% Vitamin C 0.15mg%
Calcium 33.84mg% Iron 0.49mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
whole chicken, smoked paprika, grated cheddar cheese, salt & pepper