Feel like chicken tonight, try Chef Adrian’s simple Chicken Fricassee recipe. Quick and easy to follow, a perfect dish after a long day.
– 1 500-600g chicken broken into 8 pieces
– 6 baby shallots, peeled and halved
– 250g chestnut mushrooms, halved
– 200g smoked bacon lardons
– 3 garlic cloves
– Few sprigs of thyme
– 100ml white wine
– 200ml chicken stock
– Small handful of flat leaf parsley
Season the chicken with salt and pepper and sauté in a hot pan with a little olive oil until golden on both sides. Remove from the pan and set aside. Cut the shallots and mushrooms in half and add to the pan with the lardons and allow to colour in the pan with a little more oil. Season with a pinch of salt then crush in the garlic, pick in the thyme leaves and continue to cook for further 1 – 2 minutes.
Add the chicken breasts back into the pan along with any resting juices. Deglaze the pan with the white wine and allow the alcohol to cook off. Add the chicken stock and allow to simmer gently for 15 minutes, allowing the stock to reduce to a glaze and the chicken to cook. Roll the chicken in the glaze from time to time to ensure it cooks evenly. Just before serving, chop the parsley and stir through.
Why not serve this with some perfect sautéed potatoes.
Chef Adrian Martin is the Ambassador for the Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland. Starting at a very young age, Chef Adrian trained in some of Ireland’s most renowned restaurants including Mac Nean House and Bon Appetit. He also holds a degree in culinary arts from the School Of Tourism Killybegs. He now travels the country spending a week in your local Craft Butcher, developing new product ideas, promoting the local Craft Butcher through television and radio, introducing school kids to their Craft Butcher shop, and conducting cookery demonstrations for charities. Adrian also writes his weekly and monthly columns for Woman’s Way Cookbook, Food For Thought and Woman’s Way Magazine. The Herald describes Adrian as “the new young up and coming talented celebrity chef”. Winning several awards from Chef Ireland 2013 Adrian is one not to be missed.