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Chicken with Chestnuts (Italian)

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant on Manhattan's Upper West side closed and took with them a wonderful braised chicken with chestnuts. I've searched my Italian cookbooks and Googled but find nothing but Chinese chicken with water chestnuts. Anyone know of a good Italian recipe?

asked by cookbookchick over 6 years ago

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BoulderGalinTokyo
added over 6 years ago

Chestnuts are very common here so I collect different recipes. I don't know if these are like the dish you remember, but it might be a starting place....

Italian*

http://lacucinaitalianamagazine.com/recipe/rabbit_with_orange_and_chestnuts

Cooking Light, Dec. 1999, "Winter Stew with Chestnuts" uses chicken broth and turkey meat

and "Cornish Hen and Chestnut Stew" from the FoodNetwork

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pierino
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added over 6 years ago

Yes, chicken would be a perfectly acceptable substitute for rabbit. The preparation would be identical.

BoulderGalinTokyo
added over 6 years ago

Whoops forgot the link

http://www.foodnetwork...

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Maedl
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added over 6 years ago

These recipes aren't Italian, but they are more or less Mediterranean and sound delicious!

http://www.thefoodmentalist.com/2012/06/chicken-in-chestnut-sauce.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food...
http://www.crete.tournet.gr/en/cretan-diet/5637-classic-cretan-recipes-chicken-with-chestnuts

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Greenstuff
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added over 6 years ago

This one is not Italian, but it's remarkable. It's sort of Asian, but those are not water chestnuts. http://www.epicurious.com...

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BoulderGalinTokyo
added over 6 years ago

Maedl, those do look like good recipes.

Greenstuff, this recipe takes bottle chestnuts which (here) usually means sweetened. Can you find unsweetened in the States?

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Greenstuff
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added over 6 years ago

Oh yes, you can find unsweetened in the States--usually they are from France or Italy. I've also used fresh chestnuts. Don't use sweetened!

BoulderGalinTokyo
added over 6 years ago

Greenstuff, thank you, I'll try the fresh. It does sound delish!

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cookbookchick
added over 6 years ago

Thanks everyone!

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