4 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare Cheese Polenta, and spread in bottom of a 9-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Press plastic wrap over surface of polenta, and chill 2 hours or until firm.

Step 2

Sprinkle salt and pepper over chicken. Coat a large Dutch oven with cooking spray; add oil, and place over medium-high heat. Add chicken, and cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove chicken from pan; set aside. Add onion and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add bell pepper, broth, wine, rosemary, and bay leaves; stir to deglaze pan. Stir in tomato paste and anchovies.

Step 3

Return chicken to pan; bring to a boil. Bake chicken mixture at 350° for 45 minutes or until done.

Step 4

Remove chicken from pan with a slotted spoon; set aside, and keep warm. Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl; stir well. Add cornstarch mixture and lemon rind to pan; bring mixture to a boil, and cook 1 minute or until thickened, stirring constantly. Discard bay leaves. Return chicken to pan, and cook an additional 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Step 5

Cut polenta into 4 (4 1/2-inch) squares. Cut each square diagonally into 2 triangles. Place polenta triangles on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray, and broil 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.

Step 6

Arrange 1 chicken leg quarter and 2 polenta triangles on each of 4 plates; spoon 1/2 cup sauce over each serving.

Step 7

Lower-Fat Version: Omit Gorgonzola cheese from the polenta, and add 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Step 8

Substitute 4 (6-ounce) skinned, boned chicken breast halves for the leg quarters. Bake per recipe.

Step 9

Calories 334 (14% from fat); Protein 9g; Fat 1g; (sat 8, mono 6g, ploy 2g); Carb 2g; Fiber 7g; Chol 66mg; Iron 3mg; Sodium 1044mg; Calc 38mg

Ratings & Reviews

rramos's Review

March 05, 2009
My family really enjoyed this. I used boneless chicken breasts that I pounded thin and reduced the oven time to 20 minutes. It was very tasty.

jsd621's Review

November 13, 2008
This was very easy and very good. I omitted the green peppers because I didn't have any, and it was still very good. Will make again, and maybe even put the peppers in to make it a real pepper sauce!