BACK TO SCHOOL HOT LUNCH RECIPE WAGON: Braised Chicken with Vegetables

Braised Chicken with Vegetables – Back to School hot lunch recipe wagon presents a hot meal you can take to work or school.  Our recipes are quick, easy and less than 30 minutes to cook.  Cook our recipes the night before, refrigerate and reheat the next day.  Or, on the other hand, you can cook our meals and freeze them for next week’s lunch.  Our special today is Braised Chicken with Vegetables

BACK TO SCHOOL HOT LUNCH RECIPE WAGON: Braised Chicken with Vegetables

Flavor hello for French bread with garlic butter, made by sautéing chopped garlic and parsley and butter.

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

4 whole chicken legs (about 2 pounds)

1 pound small red potatoes

4 large carrots

2 small yellow onions

1 ½ cups can reduce sodium chicken broth

½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crumbled

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

2 tablespoons water

1 cup frozen green peas, parsley thawed

2 teaspoons cornstarch

In a 5- quart Dutch oven or stockpot, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken legs and brown well on all sides, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile

cut unpeeled potatoes into quarters. Peel and cut carrots into 1 inch chunks. Peel and cut onions in half. Transfer the chicken into a plate; drain all but 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the potatoes, carrots, and onions to the pan; sauté for three minutes.

Add

chicken broth, thyme leaves, and pepper to potato mixture. Increase the heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil. Return the chicken to the pan. Reduce the heat to low, Cover, and simmer until the chicken juices run clear, about 15 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken and vegetables to a platter, keeping them warm.

In

a cup, combine water and cornstarch; stir it into the liquid in the pan. Increase the heat to high; add peas and cook until mixture thickens, about three minutes. Pour the sauce over the chicken. Pack in a heated lunch box for a hot lunch to go.

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