This dish is just a very tasty and easy chicken dinner, we used to serve it at all the restaurants and hotels we worked in and for Mr and Mrs Finken at Lodge Hill Estate as well as Lord and Lady Hanson at Wilton Lodge. It really does lift plain chicken breast fillets to another dimension without being too difficult and time consuming.
Season chicken with pepper and salt on both sides, heat the oil in a medium frying pan over a medium heat, add the chicken and cook, turning once or twice and adjusting the heat to prevent burning, until golden brown should take between 12 to 15 minutes, transfer to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.
Add the shallot to the pan and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Add the mushrooms; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 2 minutes, pour in the vermouth (or wine), simmer until almost evaporated, scraping up any browned bits, about 1 minute.
After that add the stock and cook until reduced by half, about 1 to 2 minutes, stir in the cream and chives (or scallions) and return to a simmer.
Return the chicken to the pan, turn to coat with the sauce, and cook until heated through, about 1 minute.
The secret to a good cream sauce is always the same: not too much cream or it can be overpowering, masking the more delicate flavours, here it contains a generous amount of mushrooms and is served over chicken breasts
It?s difficult to find an individual chicken breast small enough for one portion. Removing the thin strip of meat from the underside of a 5-ounce breast the ?tender? removes about 1 ounce of meat and yields a perfect 4-ounce portion. Wrap and freeze the tenders and when you have gathered enough, use them in a stir-fry or for oven-baked chicken fingers.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (281g)|
|Recipe Makes: 2|
|Calories from Fat: 89 (31%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 9.9g||13 %|
|Saturated Fat 2.7g||14 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 2g|
|Cholesterol 93.2mg||29 %|
|Sodium 184.9mg||6 %|
|Potassium 618.9mg||16 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 8.4g||2 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.6g||3 %|
|Sugars, other 7.7g|
|Protein 35.7g||51 %|
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Calories per serving: 285
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