Chicken Thighs With Polenta

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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375°F Arrange the bacon on a broiler pan and bake until crisp, about 10 minutes. Alternatively, cook the bacon in the microwave.
  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper; add to the skillet and cook, turning once, until browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  • Add the butter to the skillet to melt. Add the apples, onion, thyme and sage. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg to taste. Cook until the apples are crisp-tender, 5-6 minutes. Stir in about 1/2 cup chicken stock, the apple cider, and the apple brandy. Add the chicken, coat with the sauce, lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring the remaining 2 cups stock and the milk to a boil. Whisk in the polenta and cook, whisking constantly, until thick, 2 to 3 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Whisk in the cheese until melted.
  • Serve on rimmed plates and top with the chicken, apples, onion, and crisscrossed slices of bacon.
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