Crispy thyme chicken with mushroom sauce

Crispy thyme chicken with mushroom sauce

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins Cook: 15 mins - 20 mins

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Serves 4

A wholesome and tasty chicken meal using only 5 ingredients

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  • 4 part-boned chicken breasts, skin on
  • 10 sprigs lemon thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 400g chestnut mushrooms
  • 142ml carton double cream

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  1. Set the oven to a moderate heat. Rub chicken with a little oil and season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Strip the leaves from six of the thyme sprigs and sprinkle them evenly over the chicken. Lightly dust with flour (this helps crisp the chicken).
  2. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan, add the chicken skin side down and fry for 5 minutes without moving it. Then continue cooking for a further 10-15 minutes, turning regularly, until the chicken is tender and the skin crisp and browned. Remove to a plate and keep warm in the oven.
  3. Drain almost all the oil from the pan. Add the garlic and mushrooms and cook over a high heat, tossing the mushrooms until they start to soften. Stir in the cream, the remaining thyme sprigs, and season. Simmer for a few minutes until the mushrooms are cooked, then serve with the chicken. New potatoes, and a simple green salad of Little Gems and rocket leaves lightly dressed with lemon juice and olive oil, are the perfect accompaniment.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2003

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babs60's picture
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Tasty. Cooked this while staying at my daughter's & went down very well. Used thighs instead of breast, & dry thyme instead of fresh & some smoked garlic. Will make again & may use smoked paprika. I'll let you know how it goes.

emmmy's picture
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Lovely recipe, straightforward and inexpensive but very tasty. I put in extra garlic in the sauce and served with peas and baked potatoes.

oz_dmc's picture
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Works great and easy a novice cook like me can get it right!

carolandcarrie's picture

really nice with rice and chicken legs!! thumbs up from me and my family

schizopear's picture
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absolutely awesome! i didn't read the recipe properly so my method differed slightly but a delicious meal. served with roast new potatoes and mangetout. even my boyfriend, who hates mushrooms, loved this. i might have overdone the garlic though...

trees0604's picture

Instead of garlic I added wine and reduced - used creme fraiche as no cream. Very good!