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Braised Chicken With Pepper Sauce And Cheese Polenta

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Ingredients
  Cheese polenta 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vegetable cooking spray 1
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Chicken leg quarters 2 Pound, skinned (4 Small Sized)
  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
  Chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), chopped
  Diced red bell pepper 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Low salt chicken broth 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Dry white wine/Nonalcoholic wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped fresh rosemary 2 Teaspoon
  Bay leaves 2
  No salt added tomato paste 2 Tablespoon
  Canned anchovy fillets/2 teaspoons anchovy paste 4 , finely chopped
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Grated lemon rind 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Prepare Cheese Polenta, and spread iin bottom of a 9-inch square baking ipan coated with cooking spray.
Press plastic wrap over surface of polenta, and chill 2 hours or until firm.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Sprinkle salt and pepper over chicken.
Coat a large oven-proof Dutch oven with cooking spray; add oil, and place over medium-high heat until hot.
Add chicken, and cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned.
Remove chicken from pan; set aside.
Add onion and garlic, and saute 2 minutes.
Add bell pepper, broth, wine, rosemary, and bay leaves; stir to deglaze pan.
Stir in tomato paste and anchovies.
Return chicken to pan; bring to a boil.
Bake chicken mixture at 350° for 45 minutes or until done.
Remove chicken from pan with a slotted spoon; set aside, and keep warm.
Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl; stir well.
Add cornstarch mixture and lemon rind to pan; bring mixture to a boil, and cook 1 minute or until thickened, stirring constantly.
Discard bay leaves.
Return chicken to pan, and cook an additional 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Cut polenta into 4 (4 1/2-inch) squares.
Cut each square diagonally into 2 triangles.
Place polenta triangles on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray, and broil 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.

Recipe Summary

Method: 
Braising
Ingredient: 
Chicken

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