Cut the chicken breast horizontally in half, but not cutting all the way through, so that the two halves remain intact. Fill legs compactly at center, folding boned thighs over to enclose filling. Bake chicken 30 to 35 minutes, adding dish with stuffing to oven after 15 minutes, until chicken is browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh, not touching bone, registers 180°F. Braised French Onion Chicken with Gruyère French onion soup is one of the most iconic dishes around, and somehow, improbably, this version — adding chicken thighs and mustard — manages to leave the best parts intact while creating a wholly different dish. Virtual Babysitting Is Winning Over Parents, Why You Have Vivid Dreams During Quarantine, The Best Indoor Plants to Liven Up Your Home. Carole from Carole's Chatter says. Drain the sauced from the cooked chicken into a saucepan and add the remaining ingredients. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. Blend on high speed to make smooth as possible. Spoon a little sauce onto center of each of 4 hot serving plates and place chicken leg in center. Add 1/2 cup of cream and cook, stirring, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle interior with salt and pepper. Mix flour, paprika, salt, and pepper in a large plastic food bag. Brown stuffed leg roasts on all sides. Every item on this page was chosen by a Woman's Day editor. Serve remaining sauce separately. Heat one tablespoon of butter in small skillet and add shallots, stirring. Place stuffed chicken legs in their rack onto steamer filled half full with water. Cut the stuffed thigh meat of each chicken leg on the diagonal into 3 slices each. Get recipes, tips and NYT special offers delivered straight to your inbox. Divide cheese among chicken thighs. Of course, someone will ask if they can use chicken breasts; please don't. Add chicken pieces and cook, stirring to separate pieces, about 2 minutes or until meat loses raw look. It might be adult food but the kid in you will still love the handle. Cut chicken breast into thin slices. Remove and chop 2 of chicken liver pieces. Pat dry and liberally season it with salt and pepper on both sides. Use small amount of filling at a time and stuff chicken legs, pushing filling down compactly into boned legs. Scrape mixture into mixing bowl. NYT Cooking is a subscription service of The New York Times. Cook down over high heat until reduced to about one cup of sauce. Place each stuffed leg on a piece of cheesecloth and bring the cloth up and around to form a round shape. Like all braised dishes, tougher cuts with lots of connective tissue work best, and on a chicken that would be the thigh/leg section. Add remaining chicken liver pieces plus cream in which they cooked. Don’t slice the meat too thin or it will get cold. In a previous video, I demonstrated how to remove the thigh bone of a chicken hindquarter and while "Frenching" down the leg bone, which results in a semi boneless leg that you can then stuff. It was a large, bubbling vat of beans and meat, covered in a crust so dark that it was almost black. This loose, almost soup-like stew of beans and meat was so far removed from all versions of cassoulet I'd had in the United States, or even in other parts of France. Carefully remove stuffed legs, one at a time, from the plastic wrap. Spoon the polenta on to the plates, stand the drumsticks in the middle and lay 3 slices of stuffed chicken in front. Wash the chicken, and dry on paper towel. 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