Tired of eating chicken but needs the lightness of poultry? Maybe it’s time for you to try some quail. It’s light and flavorful and will definitely give the chicken and turkey a run for their money.
Quail might be smaller than chicken and turkey but it is packed with protein. In this recipe, we’ll guide you through the process of making this absolutely delicious quail dish using only your crockpot. It’s so simple and easy, you’re going to love it.
Serve this in dinner parties and celebrations, we guarantee that it is going to be a hit. You might as well serve this if you’re feeling fancy on a weekend, it’s up to you.
How To Make Crockpot Quail
- 8 quails, cut up
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup peanut oil
- 21 oz cream of chicken soup, (2 cans)
- 21 oz cream of celery soup, (2 cans)
- 29 oz chicken broth, (2 cans)
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 2 white onions, thinly sliced
- 2 bay leaves
- 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- Rinse the quails. Pat them dry and season with salt and pepper to taste. Afterwards, coat them with flour.
- On a skillet, start heating the peanut oil. Once hot, brown the dredged quails.
- Transfer the quails to the slow cooker, and combine with soups, broth, wine, onions, and bay leaves. Cook on High for 4 hours. Then, reduce heat to Low for 7 to 8 hours, or until birds are tender.
- Remove bay leaves. Add the cheese and cook for 30 minutes more.
- Serve over rice or noodles. Enjoy!
- Sugar: 4g
- Calcium: 150mg
- Calories: 736kcal
- Carbohydrates: 35g
- Cholesterol: 136mg
- Fat: 48g
- Fiber: 2g
- Iron: 9mg
- Monounsaturated Fat: 18g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g
- Potassium: 580mg
- Protein: 38g
- Saturated Fat: 12g
- Sodium: 1892mg
- Vitamin A: 863IU
- Vitamin C: 12mg
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Eating Quail Effective For Weight Loss?
Some experts would suggest eating quail instead of chicken when planning on losing weight because the nutrients are compact within the quail. For instance, eating quail would give you thrice the amount of vitamin C you’ll get from eating chicken. Another reason is that although the quail is packed with food qualities, it also contains fewer calories.
How Do I Know If the Quail I Bought Is Fresh?
Carefully examine the flesh of the quail you’re going to buy. You want your quail to be looking creamy with a slight tinge of yellow and pink. Avoid the obvious red flags such as foul smell and flesh that looks awfully dry.
ConclusionCooking and eating quail has been an age-old practice in Asian countries but it was until the recent years that quail meat has garnered attention in the US. Don't belittle the quail for its size: it is packed with nutrients and can help in weight loss. The next time you want to prepare some poultry, try the quail instead.
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