Chicken chasseur

Chicken chasseur
Makes: 4 portions
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  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 350 gr mushroom
  • 2 rashers of bacon
  • 100 ml white wine
  • 75 gr tomato paste
  • 200 ml chicken stock
  • 1 tbspn tarragon
  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C and line a tray with baking paper.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Chop the onion and garlic. Quarter the mushrooms. Finely chop the bacon.
  4. Heat a little vegetable oil in a hot pan and cook the bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan. Set aside for later.
  5. Place the chicken in the pan and cook until golden brown in the fat that came from the bacon. Turn over to cook the other side until coloured. Remove the chicken from the pan. Place the chicken on the tray to finish cooking in the oven until it reaches an internal temperature of 75°C, which should take about 10 min.
  6. In the pan that was used to cook the chicken, cook the onion, garlic and mushrooms until half cooked.
  7. Add the wine and scrape off any juicy bits at the bottom of the pan. Reduce by half.
  8. Add the tomato paste and stir in to the wine to create a sauce.
  9. Add the chicken stock and cook the sauce until it has reduced enough to coat the back of a spoon. Season with tarragon, salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Add the crispy bacon to the sauce just before serving.
  11. Spoon the sauce on the plate and place the cooked chicken on top. Serve with new potatoes and a suitable green vegetable.
Stuff to know
Do not overcook the chicken or it will be dry.
The chicken doesn’t need to cook through when you cook it in the pan, since it will finish cooking in the oven. All you are looking for is a good colour and crust.
Reducing the cooking liquid until it becomes a sauce will both concentrate the flavour and provides the proper thickness.
Traditionally, a chicken chasseur is a whole chicken cut up in leg meat and breast meat, that is stewed in the sauce for a long time until cooked. This recipe is a more modern version.