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Southwest chicken with chipotle cream sauce

A Palatable Pastime
Bone-in chicken smothered with a creamy, hot chipotle sauce and cheese.

By Sue LauA Palatable Pastime
Serves 4

3 lbs. chicken legs with thigh
3/4 cup milk
3 canned chipotle chiles
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
1-1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sour cream
8 ounces queso cheese, or other Mexican melting cheese
Minced chipotle chile (to garnish; optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Place chicken in an ovenproof baking dish, and place in preheated oven, and bake for 25 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, combine milk, canned chipotles, garlic, cumin, onion powder, and salt in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Heat butter and flour in a large skillet and blend until smooth; add pureed mixture, heavy cream and sour cream, whisking until smooth. Stir in chipotle puree, and stir constantly until mixture comes to a boil and thickens; remove from heat.

4. After chicken has baked 25 minutes, remove from oven and drain any fat. Pour chipotle cream over chicken and top with grated queso cheese. Replace chicken in oven and bake for about 20 minutes more, or until cheese just starts to brown.

5. Remove from oven and serve with extra sauce spooned over chicken and garnished with minced chipotle chiles, if desired.

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