Friday, November 30, 2007

Garlicky Chicken - Emeril Style

I was watching the Food Network one night and Emeril Live was on. In case you haven't heard, they are pulling the plug on his show. I like it most of the time and this night there was something he called Lucious Garlic Legs. It looked delicious! So I figured the points and gave it a whirl. It was good, but not great... It could use some tweaking, which is why I am posting it. Below is my adapted recipe but you could follow link above for the original...

Garlic Chicken
(Source: Emeril Lagasse)

6 chicken boneless chicken thighs
3/4 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
40 garlic cloves, peeled
1 large onion, sliced
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried thyme
1 1/2 tbsp flour
2 1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tsp lemon zest


Rinse the chicken leg quarters under cool running water and pat dry with paper towels. Season all over with 3/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/2 teaspoon of the black pepper.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Heat the olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet and, when hot, add the chicken leg quarters and cook until browned on both sides, 10 to 12 minutes. Add the onions and garlic to the skillet and season with 1/4 teaspoon of the remaining salt and a pinch of the black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions have wilted and are lightly golden and the garlic cloves are caramelized slightly, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the flour and stir to combine.

Cook, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the chicken stock, rosemary, thyme, oregano, and lemon juice to the skillet and season with the remaining salt and pepper. Return the chicken to the skillet and bring to a boil. Sprinkle the chicken with lemon zest. Cover the skillet and transfer to the oven. Cook for 30 minutes, or until chicken legs are cooked through and tender. Serve immediately, with some of the pan juices ladled over all. Serve with brown rice.

POINTS per serving: 5

POINTS per serving with 1/2 cup brown rice: 7

1 comment:

Iwantababybelly said...

What?? No more Emeril. I can't believe it.

BTW-I'm Echloe on the GP boards. Hi!