Chicken and Asparagus
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Serves: 4
  • 3½ lb. (1.6kg) chicken pieces
  • 3 oz. (85g) butter
  • 4 medium onions
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt, pepper
  • ½ pint (285g) cream
  • 10 oz. (285g) can asparagus tips
  1. Saute chicken pieces in 2oz. (85g) butter until just changing color. Melt remaining butter in separate saucepan, add finely chopped onions, cover, cook until soft.
  2. Add boiling water and bay leaf, cover tightly, simmer gently 30 minutes or until water is almost absorbed. Remove bayleaf. Put in blender with cream, blend on high-speed 1 minute, or push through sieve.
  3. Return to saucepan, add chicken pieces, cover, simmer gently until tender.
  4. Stir in chopped asparagus with liquid from can, leaving a few whole asparagus pieces for garnish, heat gently. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy!
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