Classic Mother’s Day chicken recipes
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Classic Mother’s Day chicken recipes

It’s that time of the year again where we get to spoil our dear moms with a special treat on Mother’s Day. We found a few classic chicken recipes for you to prepare this year.

Chicken marsala / iStock
Chicken marsala / iStock

If you’re looking for something special to make for Mother’s Day lunch or dinner, look no further. We found a few of the best classic recipes that will make your mom nostalgic and take her on a taste journey.

READ: How to cut a chicken properly

The flavours of France meet Italy in this chicken feast. Take a look and choose yours and mom’s favourite.

Chicken marsala

An Italian-American favourite, chicken Marsala is easy to prepare and oh-so-tasty. We’re sure your mom will love it.

According to Wikipedia, chicken Marsala is a variation of traditional Italian scaloppina dishes and dates back to the 19th century, when it most likely originated with English families who lived in western Sicily, where Marsala wine is produced.

Chicken parmigiana

This dish originated from the 20th century Italian diaspora. It is apparently based on a combination of an Italian dish using breaded eggplant slices, with a cotoletta - a breaded cutlet served without sauce or cheese.

Whoever invented it, we’re pretty glad they did. It’s delicious and easy to prepare, and a great dish for the whole family to enjoy.

Cacciatore

Chicken cacciatore, or hunter’s chicken, is said to have originated in central Italy during the Renaissance period. It’s a hearty and delicious stew, perfect for the chilly winter weather.

Your mom will love it!

Coq-au-vin

The classic French dish coq-au-vin literally means "rooster in wine". Made famous by great chefs like Julia Childs, the flavoursome dish originates from the Burgundy region of France.

While this dish might be a bit more technical, the food theatre in the preparation and depth of flavour makes it all worth it.

Now that you’ve chosen your recipe, all you need to do is find the best chicken to use. Check out Riversmead’s range of chicken cuts perfect for any of these dishes. Buying pre-cut chicken will save you some time and ensures you’ll have the pieces the recipes call for. Alternatively, use Riversmead’s full chickens if you prefer to break it down yourself.

READ: 5 Ways to Cook a Perfect Roast Chicken

Riversmead Farm chickens are of a high quality and are always delivered fresh to grocery stores. With strict quality standards and sustainable and green farming practices, you can be assured of tasty, fresh, and ethical products which are good for you and the family. Visit www.riversmead.co.za for more information.

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