Ambrogino chicken with dried fruit

Ambrogino chicken with dried fruit

The Christmas It is coming and like every year I start looking for antique Christmas recipes, just like the one to make the’Ambrogino chicken with dried fruit I present in this post.

It is a typical dish of the parties Middle Ages.

Carryover faithfully the process from site sguardosulmedioevo.org.

To prepare the chicken Ambrogino dried fruit followed to the letter instructions below.

Ingredients: 1 chicken, 80 gr. lard, 2 large onions, 8 prunes, 10 dates, 2 slices of bread, 20 cl white wine, 5 cl vinegar, 10 cl of broth, some cinnamon bark, 3 cloves, 1 nutmeg pushpin, almond milk with 50 grams of peeled almonds and ½ liter of warm water.
Roast the bread and remove the crust to keep only the crumbs.
Cut the chicken into pieces and fry in melted lard with onions.
Mix the almond milk 10 cl of white wine and broth.
When the chicken is slightly tinted, salt, add milk mixture of almonds / white / wine broth, a small piece of cinnamon coarsely chopped with a knife, cloves and simmer for about half an hour.
Aside heat the rest of the wine with vinegar, add the crumbled bread crumbs, the dates, the pitted plums and nutmeg.
Remove from the heat as soon as the sauce thickens.
Check seasoning and taste.
If necessary, add seasoning.
To serve, take the plums and the dates of the second preparation, which must remain whole and arrange them around the chicken.
Pour the second preparation on the first.