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what is chicken supreme?

thejulia May 26, 2008 06:09 PM

the marathon chef by michel roux has chicken supreme as an ingredient. i have no idea what this is, but it includes the wing and appears to be boneless? can i find this in the us? (this doesn't refer to the retro dish). thanks in advance!

  1. sixoh Dec 7, 2008 01:54 PM

    Chicken Supreme is also called a Statler Breast on the east coast or an Airline Breast (west of the Mississippi?) It is a skin on breast with half the wing bone (drumette) attached.
    They could also be referring to chicken with a supreme sauce, which is a veloute (white sauce) with cream and mushroom stock added.

    1. carswell Jun 4, 2008 06:23 PM

      I most often see *suprême de poulet* used to mean a raw boneless skinless chicken breast half, as per Julia Child's description, though some chefs insist the small inside muscle with the tendon attached (the pectoralis minor, I believe) has to be removed.

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      1. re: carswell
        DanaB Jun 5, 2008 12:02 AM

        I guess nobody read what I posted on this subject at the top of this thread.

        It sounds to me like the secondary poster is asking for a recipe for a breaded chicken dish called "chicken supreme," which is different than what the OP asked about, or what I posted about up thread.

        1. re: DanaB
          sway Jun 5, 2008 12:48 PM

          Sorry Dana,
          I was just trying to figure out what is in "chicken supreme" to decide if I want to have it at the upcoming wedding. My point was that I had only heard it in reference to chicken breasts and was confused by the term.

          1. re: sway
            DanaB Jun 5, 2008 02:16 PM

            I agree with you -- I've only ever heard the term used in reference to boneless chicken breasts, not as a title for a recipe. If you google "chicken supreme recipe" it looks like there are a variety of recipes that are called "Chicken Supreme," but there is little consistency between them. Good luck with your wedding meal :-)

      2. h
        harryharry Jun 4, 2008 06:10 PM

        They are also called statler chicken breasts

        1. s
          sway Jun 4, 2008 05:17 PM

          good question: I was searching for "chicken supreme" because I've seen it on two wedding menus now. One was last week, where it was a chicken quarter (with wing) crusted with bread crumbs and baked/broiled. It is also on a menu at an upcoming wedding, and my boyfriend and I both thought it refered to chicken breast. Does anyone know what are the standard ingredients in chicken supreme the dish? From a quick Google search of recipes, it looks like they generally contain breadcrumbs, cream and onions?

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          1. re: sway
            MIss G Jun 4, 2008 05:52 PM

            In the restaurant biz, we call it 'airline chicken' since it used to be popular with airlines for an in flight entree. It's a skin on/bone in chicken breast, with first, meaty digit of the wing.

          2. jayt90 May 26, 2008 07:17 PM

            Here is a recipe with a supreme cut chicken breast. It is boneless except for the drumstick of the wing. A butcher can prepare this, or you can do it yourself with a boning knife.

            1. DanaB May 26, 2008 07:13 PM

              According to Larousse Gastronomique, supremes of chicken are: "the wings (but more nomally in English the breast and wings) of poultry, removed when raw. These supremes, which are also called cotelettes or filets, are separated and served as small entrees."

              According to Julia Child: "Breast of chicken when it is removed raw from one side of the bird in a skinless, boneless piece is called a supreme. Each chicken possesses two of them. If the upper part of the wing is left on, the supreme becomes a cotelette. The breast of a cooked chicken is not a supreme, but a blanc de poulet, or white meat of chicken."

              I always use boneless, skinless chicken breasts when supremes are called for.

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