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    Braised Chicken With Pepper Sauce and Cheese Polenta

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    1 hrs 15 mins

    30 mins

    45 mins

    Manami's Note:

    This is very good! Taken from Cooking Light, January/96. We used chicken breasts instead of leg quarters. I didn't allow for chilling time of 2 hours or cooling times.

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    CHEESE POLENTA

    CHICKEN WITH SAUCE

    Directions:

    1. 1
      PREPARE CHEESE POLENTA:.
    2. 2
      Place cornmeal and salt in a large saucepan.
    3. 3
      Gradually add water, stirring constantly with a wire whisk.
    4. 4
      Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to medium.
    5. 5
      Cook uncovered, 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
    6. 6
      Remove from heat, and stir in cheese.
    7. 7
      Spread in bottom of 9" square baking pan coated with cooking spray.
    8. 8
      Press plastic wrap over surface of polenta, and chill 2 hours or until firm.
    9. 9
      PREPARE CHICKEN AND SAUCE:.
    10. 10
      Sprinkle salt and pepper over chicken.
    11. 11
      Coat a large Dutch oven with cooking spray; add oil, and place over med-high heat.
    12. 12
      Add chicken and cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned.
    13. 13
      Remove chicken from pan; set aside.
    14. 14
      Add onion and garlic, sauté 2 minutes.
    15. 15
      Add bell peppers, broth, wine, rosemary, and bay leaves; stir to deglaze pan.
    16. 16
      Stir in tomato paste and anchovies.
    17. 17
      Return chicken to pan; bring to a boil.
    18. 18
      Bake chicken mixture at 350º for 45 minutes or until done.
    19. 19
      Remove chicken from pan with slotted spoon; set aside, and keep warm.
    20. 20
      Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl; stir well.
    21. 21
      Add cornstarch mixture and lemon rind to pan; bring mixture to a boil, and cook 1 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly.
    22. 22
      Discard bay leaves.
    23. 23
      Return chicken to pan, and cook an additional 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
    24. 24
      ASSEMBLY:.
    25. 25
      Cut polenta into 4(4-1/2") squares.
    26. 26
      Cut each square diagonally into 2 triangles.
    27. 27
      Place polenta triangles on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray, and broil 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.
    28. 28
      Arrange 1 chicken breast and 2 polenta triangles on each of 4 plates; spoon 1/2 cup sauce over each serving.
    29. 29
      *Lower Fat Version: Omit Gorgonazola cheese from the poelnta, and add 1/4 teaspoon salt.

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    Nutritional Facts for Braised Chicken With Pepper Sauce and Cheese Polenta

    Serving Size: 1 (700 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 501.1
     
    Calories from Fat 124
    24%
    Total Fat 13.8 g
    21%
    Saturated Fat 4.8 g
    24%
    Cholesterol 124.9 mg
    41%
    Sodium 1067.2 mg
    44%
    Total Carbohydrate 42.2 g
    14%
    Dietary Fiber 4.7 g
    18%
    Sugars 4.0 g
    16%
    Protein 46.6 g
    93%

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