17 January 2012

Chicken with wild mushrooms

I often come back to this recipe especially since morels always seem to within reach here in Seattle :) and it makes a impressive dinner party dish.

Serves 4

2 legs, skin on
2 thighs, skin on
Salt and ground pepper
4 tbsps butter
1.5 cups of morel mushrooms (I have used dried porcini and morel mix as well, just soak in warm water for 30mins)
1/2 cup dry sherry
3/4 cup heavy cream
  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Use a non-stick skillet that is large enough to contain all 4 pieces in a single layer. Melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces, skin side down and cook until the skin turns light brown (about 5-7 mins on each side). Transfer the chicken out of the skillet and discard the butter-fat mix.

  • Add the chicken back into the pan along with the sherry, mushrooms and salt to taste. Cover and simmer gently for about 20 mins. Don't overcook the chicken and check a couple of times to make sure that the liquid hasn't evaporated. Add water as needed.
  • Transfer the chicken into a platter and cover with a foil tent.
  • Add cream to the mushrooms-sherry mix and simmer for 5 mins.

  • Spoon the sauce over the chicken and serve with crusty bread.


Anonymous said...

yay! you're posting again! Hope you guys are holding up with all that snow. M

Safiya said...

Snow in seattle is what it takes to have me posting again :) I have been missing doing so!

Em said...

excellent stuff - great hit with the dinner party!!