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3/25/12 12:59 P

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Increase the chicken broth by 1/4 cup, the amount of wine in the ingredient list.





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3/25/12 10:26 A

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Deziniki, Have never tried onions cooked like that, but I am definitely going to! They sound easy and good.

I do cook with wine, mostly white, never make chicken any way, without white wine. Will use Red wine for heartier things, where it seems to call for it.
And I ocasionally drink Wine, so we always have it in the house. emoticon

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3/24/12 3:58 P

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Recipes that call for wine are always better with the wine than without. The alcohol isn't large enough to affect you and it cooks out anyway. My favorite onions for topping are inions cooked in white wine and garlic. You don't taste the wine taste, but it does something magical to the onions.

My reccomendation for a small amount of wine for cooking would either be a small box of wine with a spigot because the wine spoils a lot less slower (I cooked with a box for 2+ months once because air can't get in to spoil it), or to buy one of those small juice boxes of wine (Target has a large selection). They are only a couple of bucks and you don't have to worry about wasting money or wine. I do these tips more with red wine because I cook with red wine less.

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3/24/12 11:54 A

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Have you thought of using red wine vinegar.? I do not use alcoholic beverages either.
or if not that how about some fat free broth.?

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3/24/12 10:53 A

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All good suggestions. I also sometimes use lemon juice in place of white wine, depending on how much the recipe calls for, usually if it is anything under a 1/4 cup. Otherwise I just add more broth.

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3/24/12 10:45 A

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We don't drink either but I do use those cheap cooking wines too and find they are pretty good. (all you real chefs feel free to gasp)If you boil the dish after the wine is added, there isn't any alcohol left.Yes and grape or apple juice or just more broth are all options. Pam

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3/24/12 8:55 A

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You can also sub grape juice for wine.


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3/24/12 8:44 A

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I'm not a drinker either, but I do use wine in cooking. Remember that the alcohol doesn't make it through the heating process. Usually, when wine is called for, it adds some subtle flavors that I like.

Cooking wine, while not generally recommended by real chefs, comes in relatively small bottles and is inexpensive.

Let us know what you do and how it turns out!

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3/24/12 8:31 A

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This recipe does sound yummy! I like wine but I won't buy a whole bottle for one recipe. I would just increase the chicken broth to 1 cup.

Let us know how it turns out!

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3/24/12 8:25 A

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Chicken Oregano with Sweet Peppers

This is the recipe of the day. I don't want to put in the white wine. I am not a wine drinker and don't want to spend the money for wine just to cook. Besides I don't like it. What should I add instead or do I really need it? I have been looking for ways to incorporate peppers into my meals without just eating them raw and this sounds so delicious.


1.5 lbs. chicken pieces, skin removed

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

cooking spray

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 lemon, sliced

1 tomato, chopped

1/4 cup onion, chopped

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1 tablespoon fresh oregano (or one teaspoon dried)

1/4 cup dry white wine

3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth

1 medium, sweet green pepper, cut into strips

1 medium, sweet red pepper, cut into strips


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