Recipe Test: Cook's Illustrated Chicken Canzanese
This weekend’s episode was Chicken Canzanese and it looked so good I had to give it a try. I was not disappointed nor was the family! The chicken skin was crisp, the interior was moist and the sauce was fantastic. This is a chicken meal that you could definitely serve to company and was perfect for a nice Sunday dinner. It isn’t really a mid-week meal as it took too long, but it was well worth it if you have the time. Of course, since I could easily live on just mashed potatoes and gravy (well except for pizza and maybe some desserts) of course I had to make some mashed potatoes to go with it, and for the almost healthy vegetable, some brown sugar glazed carrots. (Did I mention the sauce was phenomenal – potatoes and gravy for lunch anyone?) The recipe for Cook’s Illustrated Chicken Canzanese is here. It uses simple, fresh ingredients and instructions that were easy to follow. I did make a double batch and used bacon because I didn’t have prosciutto but otherwise did exactly what the recipe called for. I give it a full five stars and according to the family ratings – once a week, once a month, once a year and please, please never again – it rated a once a week!