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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter (February 10, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0767913787
  • ISBN-13: 978-0767913782
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,725,322 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

In this well-focused book, Evans gets a lot of mileage out of a simple idea: the delicious roast chickens of France. Modern France, that is several of these recipes reflect the more integrated France of today, such as Vietnamese Chicken and Rice Noodle Salad and a North African-influenced Chicken Bisteeya. The bulk of the dishes, however, are along the lines of Classic Roast Chicken with Fries and Coq au Vin. That's not to say that Evans doesn't have original ideas: juicy Chicken Roasted with Whiskey and Shallots is a concept whose time has come, and even simple recipes for boneless breasts, like Chicken Cutlets with Capers, are carefully recorded and accompanied by helpful tips, like the suggestion of salted capers over those in brine. Chapters are organized by preparation, with stews such as Chicken Fricasee with Basil Cream and Chicken Bouillabaisse grouped together. Another on lighter luncheon fare and appetizers offers Smoked Tea Poached Chicken (Evans re-creates a blend from the swank Paris tea shop Mariage Freres) and a Croque Monsieur Sandwich with Chicken. A final chapter of egg dishes is full of clever concepts, such as a savory Curried Chicken Clafouti and gently poached Burgundy Eggs in a Red Wine Sauce.
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"A 'must-have' for every kitchen, Bistro Chicken serves up our favorite food with a charming French accent. Filled with flavor and flair, the recipes are accessible, easy, and fun to make. Personally, I'm grateful that Mary's years of living and traveling in France have inspired her to share this wealth of ideas, trucs, and tips. Her mouth-watering descriptions of the foods are evocative and as colorful as the out-of-the way bistros where she discovered them. A longtime cooking school director and teacher, Mary has the palette of a food professional, but also the practical understanding and knowledge to simplify techniques for home cooks. When I sat down to my first bowl of Mary's aromatic Chicken and Garlic Soup, I was instantly transported to the corner table of my favorite Parisian bistro. The addition of a glass of wine, a crusty baguette, and her magically moist (and so easy to make) Tarragon Chicken completed the picture. I could almost hear the rain outside the curtained window, and voices at the zinc bar behind me. Since Clafoutis with fresh fruit is one of my favorite desserts, I can't wait to try Mary's ingenious savory variation with curried chicken. This is a book I will use often!"
--Susan G. Purdy, author of The Perfect Pie and The Perfect Cake


Mary Ellen Evans's book BISTRO CHICKEN is a wonderful collection of recipes inspired by her travels to France and elsewhere. Try a Croque Monsieur with Chicken for a truly great lunch sandwich or her unconventional Chicken Rillettes as the start of a wonderful bistro meal, or my favorite, Chicken with Garlic. There's something here for everyone and every occasion.
-- Gordon Hamersley, author of Bistro Cooking at Home

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I love cookbooks, I love to cook, and I love to eat.
Jim Arlandson
Although some of the recipes may have several steps, each step is broken down and is easy to follow.
Becky in NOLA
I have tried several of the recipes and they are easy to do and delicious.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jim Arlandson on July 23, 2006
Format: Paperback
I love cookbooks, I love to cook, and I love to eat. Bistro Chicken delivers on all accounts. Not only are the recipes creative but the instructions are easy to follow. More importantly, every dish I've tried has been delicious.

Now, whenever I'm going to cook chicken, I go to Bistro Chicken for something new, creative, and delicious.

Buy this book,you'll be happy you did.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pamela A. Buckman on February 8, 2009
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I've been using and using this book and even ordered one for a daughter -- it's that good. I haven't made a recipe from it yet that wasn't just great. The vinegar chicken is now a family favorite. Ditto the whiskey and shallot chicken. Low fat these recipes, for the most part, are not; full of flavor these recipes are. I highly recommend this book for anyone who eats chicken, those who are getting bored with eating chicken and especially those who are eating so much chicken they're afraid they'll begin cackling!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By hester reik on July 18, 2006
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I bought this book at my bookstore about a month ago. I have tried several of the recipes and they are easy to do and delicious. The paella, the chicken with carmelized onions are the most recent ones.

The ingredients are (usually) easy to get, the recipes simple to follow and the results are wonderful. Highly recommend.
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Chicken again? Yes! and it will be delicious. This cookbook has easy to follow recipes, with easy to get ingredients, that turn out wonderful and inviting recipes again and again. Although some of the recipes may have several steps, each step is broken down and is easy to follow. My son has cooked out of it, made the Chicken fricassee with basil cream sauce I put up as a picture (he is 26 but still LOL) A very good book that sees lots of use in our house.
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These recipes are easy and elegant, and also delicious. I bought this cookbook after attending a fun cooking class given by the author. The recipes are simple to follow and don't call for hard-to-find ingredients (I hate when a cookbook by someone from California or the East coast instructs me to walk to the market for some broccoli rabe or fresh fava beans -- you just can't do that in much of the country). The author also includes helpful tips.
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