Braised Chicken Thighs With Leeks and Mushrooms over Quinoi
- Ready In:
- 1hr 15mins
- 1 lb chicken thigh
- 1 large leek
- 1⁄2 cup uncooked quinoa
- 4 ounces cremini mushrooms
- 2 ounces shiitake mushrooms
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons fresh rosemary
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons fresh sage
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup dry white wine
- 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- Cook Quinoa according to normal instructions (2 to 1 water to quinoa, boil, then simmer for roughly 20 minutes or until done. Set aside to serve under the chicken and gravey.
- Heat a 12-inch cast-iron pan or braiser over medium-high heat. Season the chicken pieces well with salt and pepper.
- Place skin-side down in the skillet and cook, without disturbing, until golden brown on the skin side, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken to a plate.
- Pour off all but two tablespoons of fat from the pan. Reduce heat to medium.
- Add the leeks, mushrooms, garlic, rosemary and sage and cook, stirring often, until all the veggies have softened and substantially reduced in volume, 5-10 minutes.
- Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, for a minute or two.
- Stir in the wine, chicken stock and cream and bring to a boil.
- Add browned chicken, skin-side up, and any juices that have accumulated on the plate. Adjust heat to keep liquid at a simmer, and cook until chicken is done all the way through, about 45 minutes.
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Started washing dishes in restaurants (the Moose Lodge to be precise) at 13. Worked at a bunch of Long Island restaurants from 14 to 18, did salad prep, sous, breakfasts, line, short order and whatever role was open. Loved it, and kept cooking when I went into the Army at 18. By 22, stopped cooking for work, but still cook at home a lot. Now, I actually think I am a better cook than ever, and have even considered opening my own restaurant some day.