Why I Love This Recipe
This is a product of the "4 Step Chicken Coast to Coast", using Melissa d'Arabian's 4-step Chicken recipe, from "The Next Food Network Star", as a base. You know, the whole "Dredge and Saute", "Add Aromatics", "Add Liquid", "Finish Sauce" thing. This is what I came up with.
Ingredients You'll Need
1 1/4 lb Boneless Chicken breast or Thighs, cut in pieces
1 tsp Kosher Salt
1/4 tsp White Pepper
1/4 cup AP Flour
4 TB Butter; Divided
1/2 cup Leeks, Chopped
1 Garlic Clove, Minced
1 cup Cremini or White button Mushrooms, Sliced
1/2 cup Pinot Grigio
1/2 cup Chicken Stock
3/4 tsp Tarragon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 cup Sour Cream or Yogurt or Crème Fraîche, at room temperature
Egg Noodles, Cooked
Optional - Paprika or Tarragon for serving
Cut the chicken into even chunks
Season the flour with Salt and pepper, then lightly coat the chicken with the flour; reserve remaining seasoned flour for thickening the sauce later.
Heat 2 TB butter in skillet; add chicken and brown on all sides. (Dredge and Sauté)
Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
Melt the remaining butter and add Leeks, saute for 1 minute before adding the Garlic and Mushrooms; cook until almost tender. (Cook Aromatics)
Stir in reserved flour and toss to coat vegetables, continue to cook until a light nutty aroma signals that the flour is browned and not still “raw”, before adding Pinot Grigio and Chicken Stock, cooking until slightly thickened. (Add Liquid)
Return chicken pieces, cover and simmer until tender, about 12 minutes.
Add Sour Cream, Tarragon and Nutmeg to the skillet; heat but do not boil. (Finish Sauce)
Spoon over drained Egg noodles and serve.
Sprinkle with Paprika or more Tarragon if desired for a little color.