Chickens with Tongues

Preparation info

  • To Serve

    12 or 14

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Cookery of England

The Cookery of England

By Elisabeth Ayrton

Published 1975

  • About

Mrs Glasse’s recipe of 1747 says this is ‘A good dish for a great deal of company’. The flavours of the chicken and the tongues are very good together, and the white cauliflower and chicken, red tongues and bright green spinach or broccoli look very gay, partly masked with the creamy sauce. Colour in food was given great importance from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century.

A description of the same dish is given in the Reading manuscript and dated 1765; it see