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 cloves garlic (peeled)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon five-spice (Chinese)
  • 1 leek (washed and chopped into large pieces)
  • 1 stick celery (green, chopped into large pieces)
  • 4 carrots (peeled and quartered lengthwise)
  • 1 onion (quartered)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 150 milliliters cream

Directions

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

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