Saturday, November 12, 2011

Baked Chicken with Onions & Leeks Recipe

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Baking pieces of chicken is one of the easiest ways to put a meal on the table for your family. This mustard-glazed chicken is roasted on a bed of sliced onions, leeks and garlic that you can serve alongside it.

6 servings
Active Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes 


2 cups thinly sliced onions
1 cup thinly sliced and washed leek, white and light green part only
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2-3 pounds bone-in chicken pieces (thighs, drumsticks and/or breasts), skin removed, trimmed (see Tip)
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons minced shallot
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 


Preheat oven to 400ºF.

Toss onions, leek, garlic, 2 tablespoons oil, thyme and salt in a large bowl until the vegetables are well coated. Spread the mixture in a nonreactive 9-by-13-inch baking dish (see Tip). Place the chicken pieces on the vegetables. Bake for 10 minutes.

Whisk mustard, shallot, rosemary, soy sauce and pepper in a small bowl; gradually whisk in the remaining 1 tablespoon oil.

After 10 minutes, brush the chicken with the mustard glaze. Continue baking until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a leg or breast (without touching bone) registers 165°F, 30 to 45 minutes more. Serve the chicken with the vegetables. 

Tips & Notes

Tips: When using a combination of thighs, drumsticks and breasts, cut each breast in half crosswise to make pieces about the size of an average chicken thigh. And if you buy whole legs, separate the drumsticks and thighs. When all the pieces are about the same size, they’ll all cook at the same rate

A nonreactive bowl or pan—stainless-steel, enamel-coated or glass—is necessary when cooking with acidic foods, such as lemon, to prevent the food from reacting with the pan. Reactive pans, such as aluminum and cast-iron, can impart an off color and/or off flavor.


Per serving: 261 calories; 13 g fat ( 3 g sat , 8 g mono ); 78 mg cholesterol; 8 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 26 g protein; 1 g fiber; 324 mg sodium; 335 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat

From EatingWell:  March/April 2010  

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Five spice chicken and fried rice  
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Chicken Potpie  

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