Perfect Chicken recipe
Chicken stock, wine, onions, garlic, mushroom, cream, butter, herbs, lemon, and capers reduce to make a perfect sauce. Served alongside mushroom rice and asparagus. Patience is key with the sauce. The flavours will come together beautifully if you allow them to reduce as directed.
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 1 hr 15 mins
Total: 1 hr 25 mins
– 2 cups chicken broth
– ½ cup chopped onion
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 cup of white wine
– ½ cup sliced fresh mushrooms or more to taste
– 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
– 1 teaspoon dried sage
– 1 cup heavy cream
– 2 tablespoons of butter
– ½ lemon, juiced
– 1 tablespoon capers, drained
– ½ cup cornstarch, or as needed
– 4 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
Directions / Instructions
Pour the chicken broth into a saucepan with the onion and garlic; bring to a boil and cook at a boil until the liquid reduces by half, about 10 minutes. Pour in the white wine, return to a boil, and reduce the liquid by half again, about 10 minutes. Stir in mushrooms, rosemary, and sage; simmer until the mushrooms are tender and have given up their juice, about 15 more minutes. Stir in cream, butter, lemon, and capers; reduce heat and simmer the sauce until thickened, about 10 minutes (45 minutes in all).
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Place the cornstarch into a shallow bowl and press the chicken thighs into the cornstarch on all sides until thoroughly coated. Shake off excess cornstarch. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; pan-fry the chicken thighs until they develop a golden brown crust, about 8 minutes per side. Place the chicken thighs into a 9×9-inch baking dish and pour the sauce over the chicken.
Bake in the preheated oven until the sauce is bubbling and the chicken is no longer pink in the centre, about 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the centre of a chicken thigh should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
Per Serving: 610 calories; protein 23.5g; carbohydrates 22.3g; fat 42.5g; cholesterol 174.6mg; sodium 206.1mg.
source – cooking365.co.za