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Poulets & Légumes: My Favorite Chicken and Vegetable Recipes

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Poulets & Légumes: My Favorite Chicken and Vegetable Recipes

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Apr 3, 2018


From the world-renowned chef, a must-have collection of everyday and elegant chicken and vegetable recipes—illustrated with his own paintings.

The legendary James Beard Award-winning cooking teacher whom GQ calls “the most impactful living chef in America” shares his favorite chicken and vegetable recipes from a half-century career spanning two continents. Some, like Poulet à la Crème and Baker’s Wife Potatoes, recall the country French dishes of his childhood, while Chicken with Cognac Sauce and Velvet Spinach come from his days in fine French restaurants. Most, though, are born in his contemporary Connecticut kitchen. All have that trademark Pépin touch: made with just a few steps but sublime enough for company, from Roast Split Chicken with Mustard Crust to Caramelized Tomatoes Provençal. Charmingly illustrated with Pépin’s paintings, this little compendium is perfect for revitalizing every cook’s repertoire.
Apr 3, 2018

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The winner of sixteen James Beard Awards and author of twenty-nine cookbooks, including A Grandfather’s Lessons, Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul in the Kitchen, and Essential Pépin, JACQUES PÉPIN has starred in twelve acclaimed PBS cooking series. He was awarded France’s highest distinction, the Legion of Honor.  

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Roast Split Chicken with Mustard Crust

serves 4

I make this when I am in a hurry, because splitting and flattening the chicken and cutting between the joints of the leg and the shoulder reduce the cooking time by half. I pour the cooked chicken juices into a fat separator with a spout, leaving the fat behind.

mustard crust

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons dry white wine

1 tablespoon soy sauce

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

1 teaspoon herbes de Provence

½ teaspoon salt

1 chicken (about 3½ pounds)

Fluffy Mashed Potatoes (see recipe)

Mustard Crust: Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Using kitchen shears or a sharp knife, cut alongside the backbone of the chicken to split it open. Spread and press on the chicken with your hands to flatten it. Using a sharp paring knife, cut halfway through both sides of the joints connecting the thighs and drumsticks and cut through the joints of the shoulder under the wings as well.

Put the chicken skin side down on a cutting board and spread it with about half the mustard mixture. Place the chicken flat in a large skillet, mustard side down. Spread the remaining mustard mixture on the skin side of the chicken. Cook over high heat for about 5 minutes, then place the skillet in the oven and cook the chicken for about 30 minutes. It should be well browned and dark on top.

Let the chicken rest in the skillet at room temperature for a few minutes, then cut it into 8 pieces with clean kitchen shears. Defat the cooking juices. If you like, mound some Fluffy Mashed Potatoes on each of four warm dinner plates and place 2 pieces of chicken on each plate. Pour some juice on the mashed potatoes and chicken and serve.

Baked Chicken with Herb Crumbs

serves 4

Use fresh bread crumbs if possible for this dish. If you use dried crumbs, you’ll need only half the amount called for.

The chicken can be prepared in advance to the point where it is marinated in the olive oil, Tabasco, and salt. The herb coating can also be prepared ahead, but don’t put it on the bird until you are ready to cook it.

While the chicken is baking, sauté the liver briefly to serve with aperitifs, or enjoy it yourself while you are cooking.

1 chicken (about 3½ pounds)

1 tablespoon olive oil

½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce

¼ teaspoon salt

herb crumbs

2 fresh thyme sprigs or ½ teaspoon dried thyme

2 fresh oregano sprigs or ½ teaspoon dried oregano

3 slices firm white bread (3 ounces), processed to crumbs in a food processor (about 1½ cups)

¼ cup chopped fresh chives or parsley

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Cut the wing tips off the chicken. (The wing tips, neck, and gizzard can be frozen for use in stock or soup.) Using a sturdy knife or poultry shears and holding the chicken on its side, cut down along one side of the backbone. The backbone can be left on, but if you want to remove it, cut down along the other side of the bone to separate it. Spread the chicken open, lay it bone side down on the cutting board, and press it against the board with your hands to flatten it.

Pull off the skin; it should come off easily except, perhaps, around the wings. Remove as much skin as you can.

Place the chicken flesh side up on a large baking sheet and rub with the oil and Tabasco. Sprinkle with the salt.

Herb Crumbs: If using fresh thyme and oregano, chop the leaves in a food processor or mini-chop or with a sharp knife. Combine the bread crumbs, thyme, oregano, chives or parsley, pepper, and oil in a bowl and toss gently to coat the bread crumbs lightly with the oil.

Pat the herb coating lightly over the surface of the chicken. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the crumbs are nicely browned. Remove and let rest for 10 minutes.

Cut the chicken into pieces and serve. Discard the melted fat or use it to sauté potatoes.

Chicken with Cognac Sauce

serves 6 to 8

The dish was the specialty of Le Pavillon restaurant, where I worked when I first came to New York City in 1959. In the old style, the chicken was carved in the dining room by the maître d’. Even for a single portion, a whole glorious chicken in a copper saucepan was brought to the guest’s table. A rich sauce of chicken stock, cream, and cognac, enhanced by the glaze from the chicken juices, was served with it.

1 chicken (about 3½ pounds)

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened

1 cup water


2 cups homemade chicken stock or low-sodium canned chicken broth

¾ cup dry white wine

½ cup chopped onion

½ teaspoon black peppercorns

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened

½ cup heavy cream

About 1½ teaspoons salt

About ½ teaspoon freshly ground white pepper

2 tablespoons cognac

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Sprinkle the chicken inside and out with the salt and pepper and rub all over with the butter. Place it on its side in a roasting pan and roast for 20 minutes. Turn onto the other side and roast for another 20 minutes. Turn the chicken breast side up and roast for 20 minutes. Transfer to a warm platter and set aside in a warm spot.

Discard all the fat that has accumulated in the pan. Deglaze the pan with the water, stirring to melt all the solidified juices, and pour the liquid through a fine strainer into a saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce until as thick as syrup. (This is a poultry glaze; you should have about 1 tablespoon.) Transfer to a double boiler and keep warm.

Sauce: Combine the stock, wine, onion, and peppercorns in a medium heavy saucepan, bring to a boil, and boil to reduce by half.

Work the flour into the butter to make a beurre manié. Add it to the sauce, mixing constantly with a whisk, and simmer slowly for 3 minutes. Stir in the cream and reduce again for 1 minute, or until the sauce reaches a nice smooth consistency and coats the spoon. Taste for seasoning and add salt and white pepper as needed (the amounts will depend on the seasoning of the chicken stock). Strain the sauce and stir in the cognac.

To serve, coat the chicken with the sauce, sprinkle the

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