Riesling Chicken

January 22, 2012

Gourmet Epicurious. 4 Svgs Preheat oven to 350° Use cast iron Dutch Oven. Dry Rieslings Alsace “1 “, German  “Trocken” Mosel-Saar-Ruwer /  Baden-Württemberg, NY Finger Lakes region

  • 1 Whole chicken with skin 3 1/2 Lbs, cut up.(2 drum sticks, 2 thighs, breasts cut in half – 4 pcs)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 TB oil
  • 1 TB butter

Pat chicken dry, sprinkle with salt & pepper. Heat  oil in dutch oven medium-high, add 1 TB butter until foam subsides. Brown chicken in 2 batches, turning once, about 10 minutes per batch. transfer to a plate. Pour off fat from pot.

  • 4 medium leeks, white only, finely chopped (2 Cups)
  • 2 TBs finely chopped shallots
  • 2 TBs butter

Cook leeks, shallots & butter in pot over med-hi heat until leeks are pale golden (5-7 mins).

  • 4 medium carrots, halved diagonally
  • 1 C dry riesling (preferably Alsatian)

Add chicken, skin side up with any juices to pot with leeks. Add carrots & wine and boil until liquid is reduced by half (3-4 mins). Cover pot and braise in oven 20 -25 mins.

  • 1 1/2 LB small (2 in) peeled red potatoes (or small Dutch yukon)
  • 2 TBs chopped flat leaf parsley

Cover potatoes with water, add 1 1/2 tsp salt. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer, cook 15 mins. Drain, add parsley and shake to coat.

  • 1/2 C crème frâiche
  • fresh lemon juice (Meyer preferably)

Stir crème frâiche, lemon juice, salt & pepper into chicken mixture, add potatoes.

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