Pink Champagne Chicken in Mixed Mushroom
recipe for Pink Champagne Chicken in Mixed Mushroom
Sauce has been reproduced courtesy of Great
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an athlete, it was essential to eat lots of fresh, good
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staple ingredients. Not only is it lower in fat than
red meat, its also higher in protein which
gives you energy.
not competing anymore apart for fun but
Ive maintained these healthy eating habits throughout
my life and try to feed my husband and three young sons
a balanced, nourishing diet.
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eat chicken at least three times a week, and only British
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I always look for the Red Tractor and Union Jack. That
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is perfect for a special occasion. Use either champagne
or a good quality sparkling wine such as Cava. Use a
selection of mushrooms such as shitake, oyster or chestnut.
for Pink Champagne Chicken
x British chicken skinless breast fillets
300ml pink champagne
1 tsp olive oil
200g mushroom selection, cleaned, with any large mushrooms
2 tbsp double cream
1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
to make Pink
the chicken breasts in a single layer in a large saucepan.
Pour over the champagne or sparkling wine and bring
to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer gently
for 15 - 20 minutes, until the chicken breasts are
thoroughly cooked. If using pink champagne this will
give your chicken a pink hue.
the oil in a frying pan and cook the mushrooms for
2 - 3 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden.
the chicken breasts, reserving the liquor, and keep
warm. Add the reserved liquor to the mushrooms and
simmer for 3 - 4 minutes. Reduce the heat and stir
in the cream and tarragon. Simmer gently for 2 minutes,
until the sauce has thickened slightly. Season to
serve, halve the chicken breasts and pour over the
mushroom sauce. Serve with baby courgettes and roasted
with permission of Great