Cooking With Benham...simple chicken & polenta

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  1. Benham

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    I poached this recipe from The Chew. Easy and delicious.

    Place the flour in a shallow plate and season with salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken thighs in the seasoned flour, shaking off the excess.
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    • In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, add olive oil. Sear the chicken thighs until browned on both sides, browning in batches if necessary. Remove browned thighs to a plate.
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    Dutch oven :hhh:
     
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    • Add the onion, carrot and celery, sauté until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add 2 cloves minced garlic, cook until fragrant, about 1 more minute. Add tomato paste and allow to brown another minute or so. Add the meat back to the pan then add the wine, reduce by half. Tie the herbs together with a piece of kitchen twine and add to the pot. Pour in the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 45 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Remove tied herbs and discard.
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    I knew that was coming.
     
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    I got yelled at for it the other night. She opened the windows and everything.
     
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    Looks like the chicken has a tampon. :sarcastic:
     
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    • In the meantime, make the Polenta: In a large saucepan, bring 5 cups of water to a boil. Whisking, gradually add the cornmeal in a steady stream. Turn the heat down to medium and cook until thickened, whisking frequently about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in butter and cheese.
    I forgot to take pics of making polenta o_O
     
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    Chop together parsley, remaining garlic clove and lemon zest. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil, season with salt and pepper.

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    Looks good.
     
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    • 8 chicken thighs (bone-in, skin on)
    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 onion (diced)
    • 1 carrot (peeled, diced)
    • 1 stalk celery (diced)
    • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
    • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
    • 1 cup white wine
    • 2 cups chicken stock
    • 1 sprig rosemary
    • 3 sprigs thyme
    FOR POLENTA
    • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese (grated)
    FOR CLASSIC GREMOLATA
    • 1/4 cup parsley (finely chopped)
    • 1 clove garlic (minced)
    • 1 lemon (zested)
     
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    Mmmm...

    Brown thighs and placenta.
     
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    It's like living in a restaurant over here.
     
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    If this were a real cooking thread, you would have prepared enough food to feed a family of six. :ucoffee:
     
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    That's a good thing.
     
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    must be nice having mexicans wash your dishes for you.
     
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    i know. i dont have as many imaginary friends as some other people. I only have one real husband :bigcry:
     
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