Chicken and Cherries Jubilee Recipe
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Chicken and Cherries Jubilee
2 broiler fryers*, 2 1/2 pounds each
2 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper
1 16 ounce can bing cherries, pitted
1 cup chili sauce
2 chicken bouillon cubes or 2 teaspoons chicken stock base
1/4 cup pale dry sherry
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons brandy or cognac, warmed
Wash chicken. Pat dry with paper towels. Melt butter in a large frying pan.
Brown chicken on all sides. Transfer to crockpot. Season with salt and pepper.
Pour 1/2 cup cherry juice into frying pan. Stir to loosen drippings. Pour over
chicken. Add chili sauce and bouillon cubes. Cover. Cook on low 6 to 8 hours; or
until tender. Remove chicken from pot and keep warm. Pour juices into saucepan.
Skim fat. Boil until slightly reduced. Add sherry and remaining cherry juice.
Combine cornstarch and water. Stir into juice mixture. Cook until thickened. Add
cherries and heat. Arrange chicken on warm platter. Ignite warmed brandy and
flame sauce. Spoon flaming sauce over chicken. Makes 10 to 12 servings.
* Use breasts, thighs and drumsticks only.