Braised Chicken with White Asparagus and Morel Sauté with Crème Fraîche Recipe

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Braised Chicken with White Asparagus and Morel Sauté with Crème Fraîche
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  1. Toss chicken pieces with peel, thyme, and chopped parsley in large bowl. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Let chicken pieces stand at room temperature 15 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; let stand 15 minutes more.
  3. Preheat oven to 325°F. Melt 2 tablespoons butter with oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in 2 batches, add chicken pieces, skin side down; cook until deep brown, about 5 minutes. Turn chicken over; reduce heat to medium and cook 2 minutes. Arrange in single layer in large ovenproof pot. Pour off all but 4 tablespoons drippings from skillet. Add onion, leeks, morels, and bay leaves to skillet; sauté over medium heat until vegetables are golden, about 7 minutes. Add wine and Sherry; increase heat to high and boil until liquid is reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Add broth; bring to boil. Add 6 parsley sprigs. Pour vegetables over chicken. Cover pot with plastic wrap, then foil. Bake until chicken is very tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Increase oven temperature to 400°F. Transfer chicken pieces to rimmed baking sheet; roast in oven until brown, about 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, strain vegetable-broth mixture into medium saucepan. Press on solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Boil liquid until reduced to 3 cups, about 15 minutes. Whisk in remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Arrange chicken on large platter. Spoon reduced juices over. Arrange white asparagus, morels, and leeks over and around chicken. Top each chicken leg with dollop of crème fraîche and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1205.25 Kcal (5046 kJ)
Calories from fat 787.74 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 87.53g 135%
Cholesterol 548.18mg 183%
Sodium 811.11mg 34%
Potassium 1127.94mg 24%
Total Carbs 6.67g 2%
Sugars 2.29g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1.23g 5%
Protein 82.64g 165%
Vitamin C 8.7mg 14%
Vitamin A 0.8mg 25%
Iron 5.4mg 30%
Calcium 100.8mg 10%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 157.84 Kcal (661 kJ)
Calories from fat 103.16 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.46g 135%
Cholesterol 71.79mg 183%
Sodium 106.22mg 34%
Potassium 147.71mg 24%
Total Carbs 0.87g 2%
Sugars 0.3g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0.16g 5%
Protein 10.82g 165%
Vitamin C 1.1mg 14%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 25%
Iron 0.7mg 30%
Calcium 13.2mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 31.2
  • 31

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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