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Author Notes: Crispy chicken cooked with leeks and mushrooms in a crème fraîche and mustard sauce, all topped with parsley —Vicky | Things I Made Today
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 1/2 - 3 pounds bone in, skin on chicken thighs
- 2 large (or 4 small) leeks, washed and trimmed, white and light green parts sliced thin
- 1 1/2 pounds crimini mushrooms, sliced thin
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt, divided
- 3/4 cup crème fraîche
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons whole grain Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- In a large dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Sprinkle chicken thighs with ½ teaspoon Kosher salt, then place into oil, skin side down. Cook until skin is nicely browned, about 5-6 minutes, then flip and brown on other side for an additional 5 minutes. Transfer to plate.
- Add leeks to pot and let soften for about 5 minutes. Stir in mushrooms and 1 teaspoon Kosher salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms release their juices, about 10 minutes.
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk together crème fraîche, chicken broth, and mustard. Add mixture to vegetables and stir. Reduce heat and let simmer for about 5 minutes.
- Add chicken thighs back into vegetables, coating them with some of the sauce. Cover and cook for about 10-15 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Let cool slightly to allow sauce to thicken.
- Sprinkle with parsley before serving.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with a Smarty Pants Trick or Technique