Saturday, February 6, 2016

Saucy Chicken and Sausage Over Creamy Parmesan Polenta

This is great kind of like a chicken stew over grits. I over did my spices the first time around so I can't wait to try it again will a little less hot sauce.

Saucy Chicken and Sausage Over Creamy Parmesan Polenta

Saucy Chicken and Sausage Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp dry oregano
salt and pepper to taste
1 (about 6 oz) chicken breast, boneless and skinless, cut into small bite size pieces
2 Italian sausage links, cut into 1 inch pieces ( I used the estimated amount in Venison sausage)
½ cup chicken broth or dry white wine
1 cup tomato sauce
2 shakes of hot sauce
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped for garnish

Creamy Parmesan Polenta Ingredients:

1 Roll of store bought Polenta
enough liquid to cover bottom of 2 quart pan, water, broth or milk
1 cup (8 oz) Italian blend cheese
3 tbsp butter
black pepper and salt to taste


For Saucy Chicken and Sausage

In a saucepan or a Dutch oven heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook for 2 minutes until the onion is soft and has become translucent. Add the chicken and sausage to the skillet, season with salt, pepper and oregano. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the chicken and sausage starts to brown.

Stir in the chicken broth and scrape up all the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook for 2 minutes then add the tomato sauce and hot sauce. Stir in the butter and taste for seasoning. Adjust as necessary.

Cook for 5 more minutes, remove from heat and garnish with chopped parsley.

For Creamy Parmesan Polenta

Remove store bought polenta from roll and chop up so that's it's easier to blend with liquid. Pour liquid over the top, cover and cook on low stirring occasionally until polenta and liquid are mixed well, you may need to add more liquid to get to desired consistency.

Once it is mixed well, remove from heat and stir in the remaining ingredients.

Serve by plating polenta, then topping it with the chicken and sausage stew.