Earthy Delights Recipe

Chicken Escabeche

Chicken Escabeche
A delicious chilled chicken dish for those hot summer days. This is a simple version of the classic, more complex concoction, which makes it much easier to prepare. It is a basic recipe on which to build to suit your taste.

4 whole chicken breasts
6 cloves garlic, peeled, whole
2 tbsp sea salt
12 fresh black peppercorns
½ tsp cayenne
4 sprigs thyme
1 tbsp toasted cumin seeds
1 medium Spanish onion, cut into 1/4inch slices
1 tbsp sugar
4 cups white wine
1 cup sherry vinegar
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 orange, thinly sliced


Remove skin from chicken breasts. Place pieces in a 4 quart saucepan and add remaining ingredients.

Bring to a low boil, reduce heat until barely simmering, cover and cook for 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Remove chicken carefully and place in a shallow non-metallic pan.

Pour cooking liquid and solids over chicken and allow to cool completely.

Serve chilled with green salad and orange segments.