How To Make Poulet a la Grecque


1/2 cup all-purpose flour for coating
1 pinch salt and pepper
1 1/2 pounds bone-in chicken parts
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 shallots, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
3 medium fresh tomatoes, chopped
2 cups white wine
2 pinches saffron threads
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon white sugar
3/4 cup raisins
salt and black pepper to taste


Season flour with salt and pepper; coat chicken pieces with seasoned flour.

Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place chicken pieces in skillet; cook, turning once, to brown on both sides, about 6 minutes.

Stir in shallots, onions, and garlic; cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and wine; bring to a boil. Then stir in saffron, curry powder, sugar, raisins, and salt and pepper. Cover, and cook over medium heat for 12 to 15 minutes.