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November 09, 2010
We know now the chicken came first.
Not the egg.
And we know that it was Henry IV, in 17th century France, who first said it, reputedly wishing that each of his peasants would enjoy "a chicken in his pot every Sunday."
Not Herbert Hoover, who many thought said it.
Although we know that The Republican Party did use it in a 1928 campaign promise, touting a period of prosperity that had provided a "chicken in every pot, and a car in every backyard, to boot."
We won't talk about 1929.
The history of the chicken (Gallus domesticus) is a bit of a mystery.
People who study these things suspect they came from the red jungle fowl (Gallus gallus), and likely got together with the grey jungle fowl (G. sonneratii), which occurred about 8,000 years ago in Southeast China.
The exact date when they ran afoul of said pot is not known, but we have determined the hot pot goes back more than a thousand years and that Mongol Warriors had been known to cook with their helmets.
No known recipe of chicken in a helmet exists.
Recipes do exist for a pot, however.
The French, as you might suspect, make a nice version.
Brown the chicken first, (or not) and some aromatic vegetables.
Then cook the bird in a covered pot at a fairly low temperature, with a few quarts of chicken stock. Throw in some spices, and in an hour to two, depending on its size, perfection will be yours.
Which, if you like, you can turn into Chicken Pot Pie Provencal, without much fuss.
You can also save the skimmed broth for soup to administer to your seasonal colds.
(If you're not up to potting your own, you can go directly to the Carnegie Deli in New York City and have the "Boiled Half Spring Chicken," with potatoes and vegetables.)
Every culture, of course, has their own chicken in a pot.
In Spain they add tomato paste, beer and olives.
In Morocco, peanuts.
In China, bamboo shoots and ginger.
Paprika. Then more paprika.
Well...I'm sure you would like to add something.
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FRENCH CHICKEN IN A POT cooksillustrated.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Favorite one pot chicken dish?