Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Baked Chicken with Leeks



FIRST, I want to thank all of you for your sweet and kind comments on my anniversary post. Your comments brought tears to my eyes and I appreciate your friendship more than I could ever express in words. I am so blessed.
On to this chicken which was another stumper because I really didn't know what to call it - Leeky Chicken? That was my first idea but it doesn't sound very appetizing. On top of that my battery died when I started so there are no step by step pictures.
The inspiration for this chicken was all of the dishes made back in the day using onion "cup of soup" mix. There are so many sophisticated powdered and condensed soups mixes on the grocery these days - your imagination sets your limits as to what you can create. This turned out to be a easy and very tasty meal. It's great for supper guests and even better for picky eaters.


I started out with six bone in, skin on chicken drumsticks and 5 bone-in, skin on chicken thighs.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Salt and pepper chicken pieces and brown in a large skillet over medium-high heat in one tablespoon of canola oil and one tablespoon of butter. As the pieces brown, move them to a buttered 9x13 casserole dish, skin side up.
Once all of the chicken is browned and placed in the casserole dish, remove all but one tablespoon of liquid from the skillet and return the skillet to medium-high heat. Pour 1 cup of heavy cream, 1/2 cup chicken stock to skillet along with one package of Knorr Leek Soup Mix (Powdered). Mix with a whisk until smooth and slowly add 3/4 cup of 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 350 degree oven for one hour.
Serve over fluffy white rice. This is definitely no hum-drum baked chicken!

23 comments:

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

We eat a lot of chicken around here. Thanks for the recipe and the great tutorial. I'm hosting Tasty Tuesday today. Come on over! You'd fit right in with this post.
-Kim

April said...

Another great looking meal!!! You are correct with Knoxville being like a scavenger hunt!

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds yummy! We love the flavor of leeks and sounds great with chicken.

Calm In The Kitchen said...

I love everything you make! I am definitely adding this to my "to try" pile.

gigi said...

Oh man you have a creative mind! This is so easy I can make it. And for some reason I can smell it this morning right through the screen.
Beautiful flowers too.

Dawn said...

I love seeing pictures of flower bouquets.
I need to cook with leeks more, I don't at all.

Elra said...

Chicken is probably the most meat we eat through out the year. I always like to find a new recipe that I haven't tried before. This one is new to me and sounds really delicious.

p.s. your kitchen is beautiful my dear.
Cheers,
Elra

Debbie said...

That sounds like an out of this world chicken dish. I am going to try this one soon!!!

Cathy said...

Wow! You can call this whatever you want; I'm making it for dinner!

Maria said...

The kitchen and flowers are beautiful!! I love leeks but don't use them enough. Thanks for the reminder!

Cheryl said...

That looks and sounds amazing, you are so creative. Would it work with Breasts do ya think?

Pam said...

Mmm. I am always on the lookout for new chicken recipes. This looks wonderful.

Ricardo said...

I love chicken done like that is just amazingly tender and juicy, and it goes well with any dry accompaniment, like rice, roasted veg even good to dip bread ...well done very good luv ya xxx

Donna-FFW said...

This looks terrific! Leeks are one of my favorites. It sounds perfect with the chicken! Everything you make always is right on target!!

Marjie said...

I like your kitchen. I also like chicken cooked in a sauce for moistness, and served over white rice.

The Blonde Duck said...

This sounds great to me! PLEASE make a pie for pie week so you can be a princess of pie! I'd be delighted.

Paula said...

Love chicken and rice! And I liked your original title of "leeky chicken"! Ha! Dishes like this that please picky eaters are always welcome in my recipe box. Love your flowers and your kitchen, too!

Pam said...

Your flowers and your kitchen are beautiful!!

Selba said...

Looking at the pic, it's definitely delicious!!! :)

Reeni♥ said...

This looks fantastic!! Lots of great flavors!! Definitely not hum-drum!!

Gladys said...

This as everything you make looks wonderful. I usually just make death chicken and be done with it. I think I'll try this.

Priscilla said...

Yum, does this look good. I love your kitchen! It looks so nice!

pigpigscorner said...

Powdered soup? hmm...I almost puked after drinking a bowl and never touched a sachet again. But your dish looks really good! Maybe I should try cooking it with something else instead of just drinking it plain.