Sauce Cloner - 11 months ago
originally posted on Mizkan
I use this sauce as the base for a clone of that simmer sauce from the 90's that had silly commercials on TV (now found on video websites) with actors dancing "The Chicken" dance while flapping their arms, along with a catchy tune most everyone remembers. The exact flavor was called Country French. Two days before cooking, I transfer the sauce to a bowl, and add canned diced carrots and canned mushrooms. To duplicate the flavor, I add various amounts of sugar, dill weed (not dill seed), onion powder, minced dried onions, parsley and about 5 ounces of Mizkan's Holland House White cooking wine, though you could use chablis wine as well. I then refrigerate this mixture for two days, stirring twice a day. Since the last time I had a US-produced jar of this sauce was 20 years ago, can't remember the exact flavor, so I season to taste with about 1/2 teaspoon to 1 1/2 teaspoons of each of the dry ingredients. After browning the chicken, I remove the chicken from the pan, then add sauce to the pan and simmer the sauce for about 5 minutes. I then add the chicken back in and cook, covered, until the chicken is cooked through (about 15 minutes). The sauce is too watery at this point, so I stir in a thickener such as corn starch and cook a bit longer. Love this dish.