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  • Recipe

    Matthias Schmitt

    Chicken Thighs in Wild Mushroom Sauce


    Our velvety, creamy mushroom sauce for chicken makes a delicious dinner. Introduce this creamy mushroom chicken recipe into your midweek meals.

    • Serves 4
    • Preparation time 10 mins
    • Cooking time 1 hour
  • Ingredients
    • 8 Chicken Thighs, bone-in, skin-on
    • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
    • 600ml chicken stock
    • 50g butter
    • 1 onion, finely diced
    • 400g mixed wild mushrooms (slice any larger ones)
    • 300ml dry white wine
    • 300ml double cream
  • Method
    1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan.
    2. Fry the thighs skin side down for 4-6 mins, until golden, carefully drain off excess oil, season and turn skin side up.
    3. Pour over stock to almost cover the chicken.
    4. Bring slowly to the boil and carefully transfer to a preheated oven 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas 5.
    5. Cook for 30-35 minutes until chicken is just cooked.
    6. Heat butter in frying pan, sweat the onion for 5 minutes until soft.
    7. Turn up the heat, add mushrooms, fry for 3 minutes, reserve and keep warm. Deglaze the pan with wine, boiling off the alcohol for 1-2 minutes. Leave to one side.
    8. Once the chicken thighs are cooked, strain the stock into a pan and skim off any excess oil once settled. Add to the wine and reduce until syrupy.
    9. Stir in the cream, bring the sauce to the boil, add the onion and mushrooms then pour over chicken.
    10. Heat chicken through in the sauce for 2-3 minutes then turn off the heat and leave for a few minutes before serving.
    11. As you're plating up, garnish each serving with a sprinkle of chopped tarragon, chives or parsley. Serve with a side of Bacon & Potato Rösti.
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