Thursday, February 18, 2010

Katrina's Buttered Fennel Chicken

Tonight I got funky in the kitchen and created a meal using the ingredients from our Suggestion Saturday. I'm not gonna lie. Finding the fennel proved to be a little more difficult than I thought and by difficult I mean that I had to go to a grocery store 2 miles from my house instead of the one 20 miles away that I started at. For a minute I thought I might have to prepare this for you:

What? It's chicken, onion, and fennel (it's right there in the italian seasoning).

But fortunately for you (and my family) I found the fennel, except good ol Albertson's tried to trick me by labling it anise.

My ingredients: fennel, white wine, butter, chicken, onion.

I cut my onion in half and then sliced it. I sliced the bulb of my fennel and added to a hot pan of butter!

Fennel bulbs are really interesting...
After the fennel and onions were translucent I set them aside, added a little more butter and threw in my chicken to brown.
After the chicken browned, I had this yumminess...I added the white wine and scraped the yummy buttery bits off the bottom and added the chicken and veggies back to the pan to simmer for a bit longer.
My finished plate with cheesy mashed potatoes and the lovely salad Andrea made with avocado, carrots, garlic, onion, and greens.
This was super yummy and something I will definitely make again! (sorry for the crappy picture, I ran out of natural light)
Check out Denise's creation HERE.


  1. Dude, that looks so good! Yummy! I'm ignorant and have never heard of fennel. I had a Katrina moment and saw funnel and was thinking of funnel cake. Ew, chicken funnel cake! Might be that Disneyland is still on the brain.

  2. Katrina that looks sooooo good...I have wanted to do something fennel....I'm going to try this tonight!! WOW!and the wine is a must!

  3. ur so creative. i ddin't know there was really anything called fennel.

  4. Looks wonderfully yummy Katrina! WAY TO GO! I'm glad you didn't have to go with your first choice! (campbell's chicken soup, .......)

  5. I just made this. It was pretty fantastic. We had it with cheesy mashed potatoes as well - and green beans. I can't say our 4 year old ate the fennel, but he did like the chicken. I'll do this again, and again, and again.