What to serve with Chicken Marbella???
This will be my first time to make this dish and I am wondering what you all serve with it ? Just got the new 25th Anniversary Silver Palate and realized this is one of the few recipes I have never tried. My old book is so worn I really needed a new one.
re: Analisas mom
Sounds excellent. I thoroughly disagree with suggestions for complex and/or rich sides with Chicken Marbella. The chicken has a lot going on, and a delicious sauce which is best showcased in company with more basic sides. Save the creamy spuds and complicated vegetables for meals where the meat component is simple and sauceless.
I make this a lot and always serve it with Potatoes Dauphinois and green beans sauteed in garlic. They both go with the dish beautifully. The string beans are a nice counterpoint to the richness of both dishes and the potatoes work well because they are a different kind of richness from the chicken and the wonderful sauce from the chicken mixes well in taste with the potatoes. It makes a really elegant, attractive plating.
These potatoes are a version from Patricia Wells, they are very easy and incredibly good.
1 garlic clove, halved
2 pds. potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
4 oz. gruyere cheese grated
2 cups milk
1/2 cup cream
salt and pepper
preheat to 375
rub inside of baking dish with garlic
combine potatoes, 3/4 of cheese, milk cream, salt and pepper. Mix well. Spoon into baking dish, pouring liquid over potatoes. Cover with remaining cheese.
Place in oven and bake about 1 hr. 15 minutes