Chicken Thighs With Cinnamon and Lemon

A flavorful wonderful but simple dish using thighs. The cinnamon just makes it a little exotic. A soffrito is simply chopped onions, celery, carrots etc. as a base to a dish fried gently. Recipe from Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi

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  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and gently fry the celery, carrot, onion, garlic, rosemary and bay leaves until golden, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove the rosemary sprig and bay leaves and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the grated lemon zest. Set to one side.
  • Meanwhile, for the chicken, mix the flour with the salt and freshly ground black pepper and coat the chicken pieces in this mixture.
  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken until golden brown. Add the wine and cook for five minutes.
  • Add the chicken and wine reduction to the soffritto, then add half the lemon juice and cinnamon. Stir well.
  • Add the stock and cook on a low heat for about 45 minutes, or until the sauce has reduced and the chicken is completely cooked through. Keep the pan covered for the first 30 minutes of cooking.
  • Remove the cinnamon sticks, then mix the egg yolk with the remaining lemon juice. Quickly but carefully stir this mixture into the sauce until blended. Serve immediately.
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"A flavorful wonderful but simple dish using thighs. The cinnamon just makes it a little exotic. A soffrito is simply chopped onions, celery, carrots etc. as a base to a dish fried gently. Recipe from Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi"
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  1. DailyInspiration
    What a nice surprise! Loved the combination of the cinnamon and lemon - nice flavor combination. I used dark meat as I think it is more tender and flavorful. This made a great dinner for the two of us. Made for the 1-2-3 tag, February, 2012.
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  2. susie cooks
    Very nice! I don't think I ever cooked with chicken thighs, bone in and skin on so this was a lot of fun to make. I followed the recipe exactly and would not change a thing. I served this with some spanish rice and a green salad. Great dinner! Made for ZWT5.
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  3. Ppaperdoll
    This was very good. I chose it because my daughter loves both lemon and Cinnamon, though I was a little sceptical of the combination myself. The whole family liked it - not just dd. The sauce was a little bit lemony for me, and I'd maybe change the ratio of lemon juice to chicken stock, but my family disagreed, and didn't want anything changed, hence the 5 stars. Thanks MarraMamba, this one's a keeper.
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  4. MarraMamba
    A flavorful wonderful but simple dish using thighs. The cinnamon just makes it a little exotic. A soffrito is simply chopped onions, celery, carrots etc. as a base to a dish fried gently. Recipe from Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi
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