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<strong><i>Eating With the Stars</i> Welcome’s Elizabeth Taylor’s Chicken Steamed in Wine!</strong>

Eating With the Stars Welcome’s Elizabeth Taylor’s Chicken Steamed in Wine!

Eating With The Stars

Elizabeth Taylor foodIf  I had to pick one subject in which to entrust the quixotic Elizabeth Taylor’s judgement, it would definitely be jewelry.  But if I had to chose a second, it would be food, which is why I’ve chosen to share her chicken recipe over the scores of celebrity chicken recipes that reside in the Eating With The Stars archive.  I figure when it came to food, La Liz wasn’t playin’!  So here is an extremely simple Liz Taylor chicken recipe from the 1970s.

Though it may seem hard to imagine the regal Taylor in the kitchen—after all she was the closest thing to American royalty that we ever had—the great movie star was said to actually be quite down-to-earth, a notion that seems at odds with her jet set persona.  If anyone has the inclination to actually try it, please let us know if Elizabeth’s chicken really clucks!

Elizabeth Taylor’s Chicken Steamed in Wine

3-4 lb. broiler-fryer, cut in pieces

4 tbsp. all-purpose flour

4 tbsp. vegetable or olive oil

1 small sliced onion

2 bay leaves

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

2 tbsp. minced parsley

1 1/2 cups dry sauterne wine


Place chicken and flour in large bag and shake until chicken pieces are lightly coated.  Brown chicken on all sides in oil in 12-inch heavy skillet or Dutch oven, about 15 minutes.  Combine rest of ingredients in small bowl and pour over chicken.  Cover.  Simmer 1 hour, or until tender and juice runs clear when chicken is pierced with a fork.  Remove bay leaves before serving.

Serves 6 to 8




  1. ANNA
    February 19, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    l love this recipe and lost it. I can’t believe finding it again.

    • David Munk
      February 21, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      Stargayzing aims to please Anna. So glad you found what you were looking for. If life were only as simple as this, right?

      Keep Stargayzing!


  2. Patty Coleman
    May 1, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    I would like to know if this is a certain wine or are there any substitutions?

    • David Munk
      May 15, 2020 at 4:18 pm

      I would love to accommodate your request, Patty, but the great Elizabeth had her final close-up in 2011 and left us plebeians for the M-G-M commissary in the sky. Egregiously, she took the answer to your question with her, but we forgive her because she was surely one of the all-time great movie stars and, perhaps even more significantly, she used her power and position to help gay and lesbian causes. Her advocacy was one of the great catalysts in the history of the gay rights movement; it brought global attention to the cause, engendering compassion for AIDS victims. Because of Elizabeth Taylor, once shunned and stigmatized AIDS victims became humanized and relatable.

      Apparently, she also steamed a hell of a chicken.

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