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Braised Chicken With Baby Vegetables and Peas

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“This is a one dish meal! Buy a whole chicken cut up, or if you prefer dark meat, buy four chicken leg quarters. This recipe is from Cooking Light.”
1hr 12mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt 1 tbsp butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper. Add chicken to dutch oven; saute 5 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove from pan.
  2. Add broth to pan; cook 1 minute, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add wine, thyme, turnips, carrots, onions,6 parsley sprigs, and bay leaves; stir. Add chicken to pan, nestling into vegetable mixture; bring to a boil.
  3. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until chicken is done. Discard bay leaves and parsley sprigs. Remove chicken and vegetables from the pan.
  4. Place a zip top plastic bag inside a 2 cup glass measure. Pour cooking liquid into bag. Let stand 10 minutes (fat will rise to the top). Seal bag; carefully snip off 1 bottom corner of bag. Drain drippings back into the pan, stopping just before fat layer reaches opening; discard fat.
  5. Return liquid to pan. Bring liquid to a boil; cook until reduced to 1 1/2 cups (about 5 minutes.
  6. Melt remaining 1 tbsp butter in a small skillet. Add flour, stirring until smooth. Add flour mixture to cooking liquid; cook 2 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring constantly.
  7. Return chicken and vegetable mixture to pan; stir in peas. Cook 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Garnish with chopped parsley.

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