During the week you can find me cooking for the students at North Atlanta International Academy. This month the students are learning all about food and health. What’s good, what’s bad and how to make good choices. I love how excited they are when they ask, “Chef Jad, did you know Fanta has 75g of sugar?” How awesome is that?
One of the classrooms with several French students wrote a persuasive speech on how they wanted me to cook a traditional French dish. To convince me they made crepes with strawberries and stewed chicken with leeks, carrots and mushrooms . Known to the French as Blanquette de Poulet. I have to say it was an amazing surprise and very tasty! So delicious in fact I will be cooking the dish and the crepes for the entire school in early November. I decided I better come home and try to cook it myself and make sure it was up to their standards!
I was very pleased with the results and thought I would share the recipe with my readers. I served the dish over Jasmine rice which is amazing but next time I will probably use brown rice to make it a little healthier.