Chicken Skewers with Espagnole Sauce (Robert Irvine) Recipe

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  1. Special equipment: bamboo skewers
  2. For the sauce:
  3. Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan, and saute scallions, celery, carrot, and garlic over medium-low heat for about 20 minutes, stirring frequently, until the vegetables have caramelized lightly. Add the red wine and beef stock and bring to a simmer.
  4. In a stainless steel mixing bowl, whisk together the toasted flour and butter, add the tomato paste, then gradually ladle in the hot stock, whisking as you go to make a smooth sauce. Add the sachet d'epices of parsley, thyme, bay leaf, and peppercorn, reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 50 minutes. Skim any impurities off the surface.
  5. Heat oil to 350 degrees F in a deep-fryer.
  6. Mix the chili powder, salt and garlic powder in a shallow bowl and stir in flour. Skewer chunks of chicken using bamboo skewers which have been pre-soaked in water, and dip chicken into warm water, then coat with seasoned flour. Fry until cooked through (about 6 minutes) and serve with Espagnole sauce. (Alternatively, these can be grilled by eliminating the flour and dipping the moistened skewered chicken into the mixed seasonings, then grilling until cooked through.)
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 536.74 Kcal (2247 kJ)
Calories from fat 167.78 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.64g 29%
Cholesterol 214.52mg 72%
Sodium 1681.59mg 70%
Potassium 1223.78mg 26%
Total Carbs 20.41g 7%
Sugars 0.61g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3.18g 13%
Protein 73.58g 147%
Vitamin C 6.6mg 11%
Iron 3.4mg 19%
Calcium 46.1mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 134.23 Kcal (562 kJ)
Calories from fat 41.96 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.66g 29%
Cholesterol 53.65mg 72%
Sodium 420.53mg 70%
Potassium 306.04mg 26%
Total Carbs 5.1g 7%
Sugars 0.15g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.79g 13%
Protein 18.4g 147%
Vitamin C 1.6mg 11%
Iron 0.9mg 19%
Calcium 11.5mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 11.7
  • 13

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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