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Making ‘Champagne Chicken’ with the Rev. Daniel Mercer

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    Making ‘Champagne Chicken’ with the Rev. Daniel Mercer - Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    The chicken is cut at an angle to expose more of the meat surface and improve flavor in the "Champagne Chicken" dish, according by the Rev. Daniel Mercer.

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    Mercer, the chaplain at Long Creek Youth Development Center, sautés the chicken pieces to begin the dish.

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    Carrots are sautéed in a little water, butter and sugar.

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    Whipping cream is added to the sauce.

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    Robert Mercer, left, one of Rev. Daniel Mercer's 13 adopted sons, stirs the sauce for the "Champagne Chicken."

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    The sautéed carrots, mushrooms and chicken pieces are poured into the special sauce.

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    The Rev. Daniel Mercer, the chaplain at Long Creek Center, shows the finished dish, "Champagne Chicken."

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    Chris Lane, one of 13 adopted sons of the Rev. Daniel Mercer, helps himself to the popular family dish.

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