BAKED LEGS WITH CREAM OF MUSHROOM

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Indulge in a delectable culinary journey with our Creamy Mushroom Baked Chicken Drumsticks recipe. Perfectly seasoned chicken drumsticks are coated in a velvety cream of mushroom sauce, creating a dish that’s both comforting and sophisticated. This dish is a delightful marriage of tender chicken, earthy mushrooms, and creamy goodness, making it an ideal choice for a cozy dinner or a special occasion.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup flour (gluten-free flour can be used)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 lb chicken legs (approximately 3-4 large chicken legs)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 10 oz mushrooms, halved
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (if needed)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper. Dredge the chicken legs in this seasoned flour mixture, coating them evenly.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken legs, skin side down, and brown for about 4 minutes until the skin turns golden brown. Flip the chicken legs over and brown the other side for about 3 minutes. Remove the browned chicken legs and set them aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add the halved mushrooms and minced garlic. If needed, add an extra tablespoon of olive oil. Sauté the mushrooms and garlic together over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken stock to the skillet, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  5. Return the chicken legs to the skillet. Bring the chicken stock to a boil, then cover and reduce the heat to simmer on low-medium. Allow the chicken legs to simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until they are completely cooked through and the juices run clear when pierced with a knife.
  6. Once the chicken legs are cooked, remove them from the skillet and keep them warm on a plate.
  7. Increase the heat under the skillet to medium-high and simmer the mushroom sauce for about 4 minutes, or until it is reduced by about a third.
  8. Stir in the heavy cream, and continue to simmer the sauce for another 2 minutes on low-medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens.
  9. Return the chicken legs to the skillet to warm them up, coating them evenly with the creamy mushroom sauce.

Conclusion:

Elevate your dinner experience with our Creamy Mushroom Baked Chicken Drumsticks. With tender chicken enveloped in a luxurious cream of mushroom sauce, this dish is sure to impress even the most discerning palates. Whether enjoyed for a cozy night in or served as the centerpiece of a special gathering, this recipe promises a symphony of flavors that will leave everyone craving for more.

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