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Roast Chicken with Lincet Époisses Sauce

Roast Chicken with Lincet Époisses Sauce
Serves 6
Époisses is a soft, washed-rind cow's milk cheese from Burgundy with sweet, umami notes. Adding the cheese to a cream-based sauces creates a delicious, rich dish. Though this recipe is for roast chicken, Époisses sauce is also great with red meat. Pair with Burgundian wine or a glass of chardonnay or pinot noir.
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
8 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
8 min
  1. 18 chicken drumsticks
  2. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  3. 1 small bunch fresh thyme
  4. Sea salt, to taste
  5. Pepper, to taste
  6. 1 shallot, chopped
  7. 1 cup heavy cream
  8. 1 Lincet Époisses
  9. 1½ pounds fingerling potatoes, peeled and cubed into ½-inch squares
  10. 2 onions, chopped
  11. 1 cup dry white wine
  12. 2½ cups chicken stock
  13. 2 ounces parmesan cheese
  14. 1½ ounces unsalted butter
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Roast chicken drumsticks for 30 minutes with olive oil, thyme, salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons of water.
  3. In a skillet, sweat the shallot with a drizzle of olive oil and ¼ cup white wine.
  4. Reduce by half, then add Époisses and cream until melted.
  5. In another skillet, sweat the onions, then add the potatoes. Slowly add the chicken stock and rest of the white wine, one ladle at a time.
  6. When potatoes are cooked through, remove from heat. Add butter and parmesan, then place chicken and Époisses sauce on top.
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