Tender Chicken in Spices

La Cocina de Babel
Tender Chicken in Spices
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Description

This tender chicken is flavorful and accompanied by your favorite soup vegetables. Seasoned with cinnamon, bay leaves, and a chinese-five spice blend, this chicken is packed with flavor. Served in a creamy sauce alongside leeks, celery, carrots, and onions the chicken is baked to perfection. Ready in a little over an hour, this dish is not labor intensive allowing you to multitask a bit while waiting for it to cook. Serve with steamed rice or with your favorite crusty bread.

Ingredients

  • 25 grams butter
  • 1 chicken (large, cut into 8 portions)
  • 700 milliliters chicken stock
  • 3 whole garlic cloves (peeled)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese five-spice powder (Chinese)
  • 1 leeks (washed and chopped into large pieces)
  • 1 stick celery (green, chopped into large pieces)
  • 4 carrots (peeled and quartered lengthwise)
  • 1 onions (quartered)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons corn flour
  • 150 milliliters cream

Directions

  1. 1Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. 2Melt the butter in an oven-proof dish with lid. Add the chicken and saute.
  3. 3Cover the chicken with the stock and add the garlic, bay leaf, five spice, and cinnamon stick. Bring to the boil.
  4. 4Cover and place in the oven for 20 minutes.
  5. 5Remove from the oven, and add the carrots, leeks, celery, and onion.
  6. 6Cover and return to the oven for another 15 minutes.
  7. 7Remove from the oven and transfer the stock to a saucepan.
  8. 8Bring to a boil and then simmer until sauce thickens and is reduced by 1/3.
  9. 9Mix the cornflour with a little water and add to the boiling stock. Stir until it thickens.
  10. 10Add the cream and turn off the heat.
  11. 11Pour the creamy stock over the chicken and vegetables and serve.
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NutritionView more

530Calories
Sodium22%DV530mg
Fat35%DV23g
Protein108%DV55g
Carbs9%DV28g
Fiber24%DV6g

PER SERVING *

Calories530Calories from Fat210
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat23g35%
Saturated Fat11g55%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol200mg67%
Sodium530mg22%
Potassium1110mg32%
Protein55g108%
Calories from Fat210
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate28g9%
Dietary Fiber6g24%
Sugars9g18%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.