Mushroom Chive Chicken
Chicken baked with mushrooms and chives then finished with a little half and half.
- 8 pieces chicken I used a mixture of drumsticks and thighs
- kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 12 crimini mushrooms quartered
- 5 cloves garlic chopped
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon chopped chives
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup half and half
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Rinse and pat dry the chicken. Season liberally with salt and pepper.
Heat olive oil in a dutch oven over medium heat. Cook chicken just until browned. Transfer to a plate. In the same pan that you cooked the chicken in, add in the mushrooms cook 3 minutes. Return the chicken to the pan, sprinkle garlic and 1/4 cup of chives over the top. Pour in chicken broth. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the lid and bake the chicken for additional 10 - 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Remove chicken from oven. Transfer chicken to a serving platter and cover to keep warm. Place dutch oven back on the stove and turn heat to medium. Bring to a boil. Stir 1 tablespoon of hot pan drippings into the half and half to temper it. Reduce heat and slowly whisk tempered half in half into sauce. Cook 3 – 5 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly. Stir in remaining chives. Spoon sauce over chicken and serve.
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