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Chicken & mushroom hot pot

Method

  • Soak the shiitakes in warm water for about 20 mins. Then discard the stalks and finely slice the caps, retaining a little of the soaking liquid.
  • Heat a thin layer of oil in a heavy-bottomed casserole (or pot) and saute the lightly floured and seasoned chicken, in one layer, until golden all over. Remove.
  • Add a little more oil to the casserole, if needed, with the butter and gently saute the onion and garlic until softish. Then add the firm mushrooms, sliced soaked shiitakes, the wine and thyme. Stir and briefly cook.
  • Return the chicken in one layer and pour over about 1 cup stock and a little of the mushroom soaking liquid. Cover, turn the heat right down and very gently simmer for about 35-45 mins until the chicken is cooked, turning occasionally. Remove the chicken and the thyme.
  • Add the delicate mushrooms to the sauce. Stir and briefly cook. Then taste for seasoning.
  • To serve, spoon a mixture of the mushrooms with the sauce into individual flat soup bowls and top with the chicken and a sprinkling of chopped thyme.

Ingredients

  • 6 dried shiitake mushrooms
  • olive oil
  • 1 whole chicken, portioned
  • plain flour
  • sea salt & freshly ground pepper
  • a good knob of butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • a selection of fresh mushrooms, prepared, eg. Swiss brown, field, shiitake, oyster, button, enoki
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • a few thyme sprigs
  • 1+ cup chicken stock

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