Chicken with Gooseberries Recipe

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Tart gooseberries are balanced by the sweetness of onions. If gooseberries aren't available, use sour pie cherries, canned or fresh.
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  • 1 3 to 3 1/2 lb frying chicken, in quarters or serving pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup dry wine ( see TIP )
  • 1 teaspoon crumbled dry herb, such as marjoram, thyme, oregano, or use several sprigs of fresh
  • 1 cup gooseberries, stems and tails removed
Container:large heavy skillet with lid
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  • Mix salt, pepper and paprika. Sprinkle over chicken pieces.
  • Heat oil in a skillet large enough to hold pieces in a single layer.When oil is hot, brown chicken 3 - 4 minutes for each side. Add onions and wine, stirring around and under chicken. Add herbs. Cover and cook at a simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Stir in gooseberries and cook 10 minutes more, or until chicken is done.
  • Serve hot, with sauce spooned over.
  • TIP: To have small amounts of wine available for cooking, decent quality boxed wine. It keeps well without refrigeration.
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