Sauteed Chicken With Mushrooms and Cream

Ingredients

2 1/2 pounds frying chicken parts
2 cups mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt to taste
Fresh ground black pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup heavy cream

Preparation

1
Rinse the chicken in cool water, then pat dry with clean paper towels
2
Set a heavy-bottomed frying pan over moderately-high heat
3
Add 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil to pan
4
When very hot (but not smoking) place the chicken pieces skin-side down and season with salt and pepper
5
Saute for 5-6 minutes, basting with the juices and fat, until underside is browned.
6
Turn pieces over, season again with salt and pepper, and saute the same way for an additional 5-6 minutes, or until juices run clear.
7
While the chicken is cooking, in a separate pan saute the mushrooms in 1 tablespoon butter, remove to a plate when finished browning
8
When chicken is finished cooking, remove to a warm plate
9
Rapidly spoon all but a tablespoon of fat out of the pan.
10
Add the 1/2 cup of wine to deglaze the pan, scraping the sides and bottom to incorporate all the seasoning into the liquid. Deglaze until the alcohol has burned off
11
Add cream and mushrooms to the deglazing sauce and incorporate; boil down rapidly for a minute or two, or until the sauce starts to thicken
12
Add the chicken and baste with the sauce and mushrooms.
13
Cover and simmer 2-3 minutes to bring chicken back up to a hot temperature
14
Season again if necessary with salt and pepper

 



About

This recipe is adapted from one found in Julia Child's book "The Way To Cook." It is excellent with fresh lemon squeezed over the top and with a bit of lemon zest. You can adjust the wine and cream amounts to suit your tastes or to increase the volume of the sauce.

Yield:

4.0 servings

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Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 6:10pm

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