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  • 2 1/2 cups sliced leeks or onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint
  • 4 chicken leg quarters
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 40 unpeeled garlic cloves (about 4 heads)
  • 25 whole cherry tomatoes
  • Sprigs of basil
  • French bread (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Combine leeks, basil and mint in a 4-quart casserole. Arrange chicken over leek mixture. Drizzle with wine; sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic. Cover casserole with aluminum foil and casserole lid. Bake 1 hour. Add cherry tomatoes and bake 1 hour longer. Garnish with basil sprigs and serve with French bread.

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