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ArkCard Oct 15, 2011 10:08 AM

I am wanting to do a roasted chicken thigh on top of grits, but I'm not sure what type of sauce to go with this. Has anyone ever had anything similar to this? Any ideas on what type of sauce I could do?

  1. sunshine842 Oct 17, 2011 09:32 AM

    You could also go down the Italian path, as cooked grits are roughly the same thing as polenta.

    1. jboeke Oct 17, 2011 07:14 AM

      What liquid are you using for your grits? Milk, water, or stock (or something else)? I think that will impact what kind of sauce for your chicken, because creamy/milky grits are very different than stock-based/polenta-type grits.

      1. eclecticsynergy Oct 16, 2011 08:52 PM

        Grits would go well with just about any sauce or gravy I can think of. Maybe a nice pan sauce made with sherry & caramelized sweet onions, or take mattstolz's suggestion and do cream, sage & sauteed mushrooms. Or deglaze with raspberry balsamic, add orange zest & chicken stock and reduce, maybe serve over smoked cheese grits...

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          cajundave Oct 15, 2011 01:11 PM

          Creole sauce would be good and it can be done low fat.

          You could spice up the chicken or blacken it and serve with cheese grits.

          A creamy chicken gravy with fried green tomatoes on the side.

          Damn, now I have to make some cheese grits!

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          1. re: cajundave
            raygunclan Oct 17, 2011 07:12 AM

            ooooh, cajun dave!!! i love shrimp n' grits and just thought how amazing it would be to make a jumbalay of sorts with chicken shrimp andouille over grits. mmmmm...

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              cajundave Oct 17, 2011 02:29 PM

              I love shrimp and grits too!

          2. mattstolz Oct 15, 2011 12:37 PM

            I vote mushroom and herb cream sauce

            1. steve h. Oct 15, 2011 12:22 PM

              Chicken gravy comes to mind. Would white sausage gravy be over the top? Grits and sausage gravy were made for each other. I think that would make the chicken happy.

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                smartie Oct 15, 2011 10:49 AM

                how about a chicken gravy?

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                  sharhamm Oct 15, 2011 12:14 PM

                  Maybe a Ragu?

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