Thursday, 10 April 2014

Chicken mushroom

I love simple recipes like this, it's for weekdays when you come home from a hard day of work and you can whip this baby up in less then 30mins tops. You can easily cook a larger batch up and save it for later days when you feel lazy.

This recipe is really flexible, if you wish to omit white wine, go right head and replace it with the same amount of chicken stock. No fresh herbs? Dry works well too. It work well with rice, mashed potato, bread, pasta, anything to your fancy. 

What is your favourite weekday meal?

Chicken Mushroom

Sprinkle of flour
500g of chicken (I use breast but thigh would work wonders too)
Salt and pepper
2 eschalot
4 cloves garlic 
1 Teaspoon of dry Oregano (if fresh use 1 tablespoon)
1 Tablespoon olive oil
3 Tablespoon unsalted butter
500g Mushrooms, trimmed and sliced 
200ml of white wine 
250ml of chicken stock 
fresh parsley 

I like to put the chicken in between cling wrap and give a good pounding to flatten it out. A great stress reliever.

Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides, coat chicken with flour and shake off the excess. 

In a large skillet, heat oil and butter over medium high heat. In batches if needed, cook chicken until well browned on both sides. About 3 mins per side, remove from heat.

Reduce heat to medium, brown eschalot and add garlic stir for 1 min before adding mushrooms. Sweat the mushrooms before adding dry oregano, cook until soften about 5 mins 

Add wine and broth and cook, stirring until reduce by half about 3 mins. Taste to season. Return chicken to the pan and simmer for another 2 mins, top with parsley.