cinnamon-crunch chicken

This week, while the rest of the French Fridays with Dorie cooks have been making mashed potato pancakes (which sound delicious by the way) I have been home recovering from minor surgery and cooking very little of anything. Therefore, I will have to catch up with the rest of the group later in the month. Instead, today I am posting a FFwD recipe which I made a couple of weeks ago, another one which I missed the first time around, Cinnamon-Crunch Chicken.

The holidays are here and that means that the grocery stores are laden with all manner of Christmas treats, which in Germany, include spekulatius cookies. And, while I have encountered these crunchy little cinnamon cookies before, it would never in a million years have occurred to me to serve them with chicken! Leave it to Dorie.

Her VERY simple recipe calls for minimal ingredients and almost no effort. Quick sautéed chicken is served with a sauce made of creme fraiche and spekulatius cookies. No kidding. And you know what? It’s surprisingly tasty. Really!

But I kind of already knew that it was going to be good because all my fellow FFwD cooks had already told me that it would be, and they are usually right. They also warned me not to expect any crunch, and they were right about that too. So now I am looking forward to reading what they have to say about those potato pancakes. Sometimes I wish that I could always do the recipes a week or so behind everyone else.

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16 Responses to cinnamon-crunch chicken

  1. Elaine says:

    I hope your recovery is going well and you will be back cooking in the kitchen in no time! Your cinnamon crunch chicken looks so juicy and the dinner on your plate looks beautiful. Have a good weekend, Rosa!

  2. What pretty cookies you found! Yes, I too was baffled by the lack of crunch even though it’s in the name.

  3. Eileen says:

    I hope you recuperate fast! Those cookies are pretty. Wish I had some laying around so I could make this dish again.

  4. Glad you get to try this recipe too. Speedy recovery! Just looking at that bag of cookies awaken the cookie monster in me. Must be all that cold medicine I’ve been taking. :)

  5. Your chicken looks fantastic! I have to see if I luck out and can find the speculoos now that the holidays are here. I hope you feel better soon!

  6. I’m glad you enjoyed this one. I was a little baffled by its misleading name! I hope you’re fully recovered soon!

  7. Krissy says:

    Thanks for reminding me about this recipe which would be a fun holiday flavor for chicken. Your meal is beautiful and so delicious looking. Glad you are feeling better…hope you are all good for our next post.

  8. Kathy says:

    Your dinner looks fantastic! I have not made this one yet…but you have inspired me. Wishing you a speedy recovery! Happy Friday!

  9. Mary Hirsch says:

    Please take care and get well. The Matafans were fun to fiddle with – everyone did different things. I have never done your chicken dish – it was a FFWD choice before I put on my toque and joined you. I definitely will find a way to put that on my menu this month. Windmill cookies are my all-time favorite cookies. Really.

  10. I still haven’t made these. I wasn’t convinced it was going to be good but all the Doristas can’t be wrong and this sure looks good!

  11. sanyaliving says:

    I didn’t make this dish either cos I just could not be bothered hunting around for the biscuits that week! But now I see your pic and I’m sure I’ve seen something similar in our supermarkets here in Sydney. You’ve inspired me! I’ll have to go back and give this dish a go!
    Get well soon!

  12. jora says:

    The group made this recipe before I joined, but you’ve inspired me to try it soon. It doesn’t sound like a recipe I would normally pick, but I trust you all. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  13. Cakelaw says:

    This was surprisingly good – glad you got a chance to make it.

  14. Alice says:

    OMG, I think I might try these again and make them for my husband….!!! I didn’t love this exactly, when I first made it but it grew on me and I’m excited to try this for the rest of my family too! :) Your package of cookies also looks too pretty to eat!! :)

  15. Allison says:

    I still need to catch up writing this post as well. However you’ve covered it so well, I’m not certain I’d have more to say on this subject. Hope you’re feeling relief soon from your minor surgery.

  16. Hope you are feeling better and recovering from your surgery! This looks quite terrific.

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