Monday, December 16, 2013

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Fricassee


Somehow Andrew Carmellini figured out a healthy way to make a cream sauce.

That's fine by me!


Ingredients:
  • One 3 1/2-pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 pound shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded and caps diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped thyme
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups chicken stock or low-sodium broth
  • 1/3 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 1/3 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup celery leaves
Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°.
  2. Arrange the chicken pieces, skin side up, on a rack set on a large rimmed baking sheet; season generously with salt and pepper. 
  3. Roast the chicken in the center of the oven for about 45 minutes, until cooked through and the skin is crisp. 
  4. Meanwhile, in a large, deep skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until just softened, about 3 minutes.
  5. Add the mushrooms, raise the heat to high and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the garlic, bay leaves and thyme and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  7. Add the wine and cook until evaporated, scraping up any browned bits, about 5 minutes.
  8. Add the chicken stock and simmer until reduced by half, about 15 minutes.
  9. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the sour cream and yogurt. Discard the bay leaves.
  10. Add the chicken to the sauce, skin side up, and simmer until heated through. 
  11. Stir in the celery leaves. Transfer the chicken to plates, spoon the sauce on top and serve.


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