‘TIS the season to be jolly, and what better way to celebrate the holidays than with good food to enjoy with family and friends? After all, the Christmas season is replete with family dinners, reunions, potluck parties with friends, and gift-giving.
To get into the holiday spirit, Jolly, a top brand in canned vegetables and fruits, shares this recipe of a “Jolly-fied” chicken dish that you can serve in any occasion this Christmastime.
1 kg. chicken pieces, preferably thighs and drumsticks
1 tsp. iodized salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
2 Tbsps. Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil
1 pc. large white onion, sliced into rounds
1 cup Jolly Whole Kernel Corn, drained
1 400-gram can Jolly Whole Mushrooms, drained, halved
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups water
1 cup Jolly Cow Fresh Milk
1 pc. chicken cube, crushed
2 Tbsps. chopped parsley
1. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Fry chicken and onions together until golden, about 8 to 10 minutes. Toss in Jolly Whole Kernel Corn and Jolly Whole Mushrooms until just heated through. Transfer to a container and set aside.
2. In the same pan, heat butter until melted. Add flour and cook until golden brown, stirring constantly.
3. Slowly whisk in water and milk until mixture becomes smooth. Add chicken broth cube, chicken pieces and vegetables, then simmer for 20 minutes, covered, until chicken is cooked through.
4. Garnish with parsley before serving.