Source: Houston Junior League Cookbook

Chicken Piquante
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Serves: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 1/2-2 hours


2 rounded tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons shortening
2 large onions, chopped
1/2 cup ham, chopped
1 6-8 pounds chicken hen, cut up
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
2 or 3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup celery, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
12 whole pitted green olives
2 chopped sour pickles
1 can (1 pound) mushrooms, with liquid
1 pod red pepper, chopped
2 cups dry red wine, water
1 jar (12 ounces) oysters, fresh

In a heavy pan, brown flour in shortening. Add onions and brown. Add chicken pieces and brown well, adding shortening if necessary. Stir in tomato paste; cover and simmer 45 minutes. Add garlic, celery, parsley and green onions; cook 45 minutes longer. Add mushrooms and liquid; cook until chicken is tender. Add salt, red pepper, wine and oysters and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve over fluffy rice.