Crispy thyme chicken with mushroom sauce

Crispy thyme chicken with mushroom sauce

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(4 ratings)

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

Easy

Serves 4

A wholesome and tasty chicken meal using only 5 ingredients

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal347
  • fat21g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein35g
  • salt0.62g
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Ingredients

  • 4 part-boned chicken breasts, skin on
    Chicken

    Chicken

    chik-en

    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 10 sprigs lemon thyme

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
    Garlic

    Garlic

    gar-lik

    Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most…

  • 400g chestnut mushrooms
    Mushroom

    Mushroom

    mush-room

    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • 142ml carton double cream

Method

  1. Set the oven to a moderate temperature (160C-180C/gas 3-4). 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.

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babs60
16th Oct, 2014
3.8
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
25th Apr, 2014
5.05
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
17th Nov, 2011
5.05
Works great and easy a novice cook like me can get it right!
carolandcarrie
5th Feb, 2011
really nice with rice and chicken legs!! thumbs up from me and my family
schizopear
9th Sep, 2010
5.05
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
14th Sep, 2009
Instead of garlic I added wine and reduced - used creme fraiche as no cream. Very good!
bell_emma
6th Jan, 2016
I can be quite dense sometimes, but when it says moderate heat, what would be the best temperate? Are we talking around 80 to 100 degrees?
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