Rating: 4 stars
2 Ratings
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Graham Kerr
Recipe by Cooking Light January 1996


Recipe Summary

4 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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

Nutrition Facts

475 calories; calories from fat 28%; fat 15g; saturated fat 6.8g; mono fat 4.6g; poly fat 2.8g; protein 44.4g; carbohydrates 40.3g; fiber 5.7g; cholesterol 155mg; iron 4.5mg; sodium 1065mg; calcium 73mg.