Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Baked Chicken with Leeks



This is a great recipe that I found at Katherine's blog Smoky Mountain Cafe. I saw this several weeks back and knew I just had to make it. I keep telling myself that I am going to start cooking and baking more from my cookbooks (which I have plenty of) but it seems that when I go hopping from blog to blog, I just keep finding more fantastic recipes and want to cook them right away!! In fact, right now I have a bread baking in the oven that I also saw recently on another blog. So much for giving the cookbooks a shot!! I made this pretty much the way Katherine had it written. I don't like to play around with recipes the first time I make them. I'll do that if I feel it needs tweaking after I've cooked it once. This is really, really good. The sauce on this chicken is out of this world and I plan on making it again and again.

Katherine also sent me an award! Thank you so much Katherine. I am going to share this with all the bloggers that visit my site. I love hearing from everyone that visits here. I am so happy that I started this blog. It is more fun than I ever thought it would be.

6 bone in, skin on chicken drumsticks
5 bone in, skin on chicken thighs
1 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp liquid from skillet
1 cup heavy cream (I used half&half, that is what I had on hand)
1/2 cup chicken stock
3/4 cup marsala wine
2 minced cloves of garlic
1 package Knorr's Leek Soup Mix
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 F. Salt and pepper chicken pieces and brown in a large skillet over medium-high heat in one tablespoon butter and one tablespoon canola oil. As pieces brown, move them to a buttered 9x13 casserole dish, skin side up.
Once all of chicken has browned and is placed in casserole dish, remove all but one tablespoon of liquid from skillet and return skillet to medium high heat. Pour one cup of heavy cream, 1/2 cup chicken stock to skillet along with one package Knorr Leek Soup Mix. Mix with a whisk until smooth and slowly add 3/4 cup marsala wine and blend. Add two cloves of minced garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a low boil and remove from heat. Pour cream mixture over chicken, cover with aluminum foil and bake in a preheated oven for one hour.

26 comments:

noble pig said...

I love all the leek dishes right now! This sounds like a winner!

5 Star Foodie said...

Leeks add so much flavor - this sounds really good!

Sara said...

This looks great, I love leeks. I have a cut up chicken in the freezer, I may use it to make this!

Elyse said...

Heavy cream and marsala?! No wonder this chicken is so delicious. It sounds absolutely fantastic. I'm saving this recipe; I need some good savory meals in my repertoire!

Emily said...

Congrats on your award! This looks terrific. I need to read your post below now. That cake looks amazing!

Jamie said...

Just getting to know your blog and this chicken looks divine! Mmm creamy and flavorful! I need to try this one, too!

Donna-FFW said...

MMMMM, LOVE leeks, so undereused in my house.. I saw this on her site also, must try it. Looks fabulous, Debbie.. ps blogged about your M&M bars on my post today

Katherine Aucoin said...

I am so glad you liked it Debbie. I love the flavor of leeks.

You were one of the first people to regularly comment on my blog and I feel like we're old friends!

Cheryl said...

Wow that looks yummy I recently found my love for leeks! I agree I never even look at my cookbooks anymore. I made a Katherine dish yesterday too!

Pam said...

This looks rich, creamy and wonderful!

teresa said...

This looks wonderful, you've got a great blog!

The Blonde Duck said...

Now that you've tried it, I'll have to copy along and do the same! It looks fantastic!

Kerstin said...

I love leeks - I only discovered them about 6 months ago, but they just make everything better. Your chicken looks delicious!

Cassie said...

Ohhh, my heavens, that looks amazing! It's going on my menu next week -- thanks for posting!

Judy said...

Can't go wrong with chicken and gravy. It pleases everyone. Looks delicious.

Katy said...

Leeks! YUM! Your baked chicken looks and sounds so good. Will definitely be giving this a try soon.

Congratulations on your award. Smiles.

Cate said...

Mmmm, looks and sounds delicious!

Natashya said...

Looks so comforting and delish!

Maria said...

Love leeks, but I am really drooling over the cake below, YUM!

Maryann said...

It looks awesome and congrats on your award :)

Ginger said...

Looking for something to make this weekend and this is it!! It is going to rain all weekend here (Cincinnati) and this sounds just perfect to wash the April showers away!

Lynda said...

This sounds so good Debbie!
There are so many recipes to try on everyones blogs and so many great cooks!

Sophie said...

Congrats on the award! I also try not to tweak a dish too much the first time I make it, but I'm not very good at sticking to recipes...though I could see how one could make an exception with this recipe :).

EAT! said...

I have seen this recipe and was very curious aboutthe results. I am going to put it on one of my clients menus for next week.

Mom on the Run said...

This recipe looks great. I too have a ton of cookbooks but find that I find a lot of great ideas from bloggers.

Spryte said...

That looks SO good!!!