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Chicken and braised chicory with a crème fraiche and marsala sauce Recipe

Ingredients for people


    For the meat
  • Chicken breast(s) (150g) - skinless : 6 whole
  • Freshly ground black pepper : 6 Turn
  • Maldon salt : 6 pinch(es)
  • Olive oil : 2 Tbsp

  • For the sauce
  • Banana shallot(s) : 1 whole
  • Garlic clove(s) : 1 whole
  • Button mushroom(s) : 100 g
  • Unsalted butter : 25 g
  • Marsala wine : 150 ml
  • Chicken stock : 250 ml
  • Thick crème fraiche : 75 g
  • Maldon salt : 6 pinch(es)
  • Freshly ground black pepper : 6 Turn

  • For the vegetables
  • Endive(s) : 6 whole
  • Sunflower oil : 3 Tbsp
  • Vegetable stock : 150 ml
  • Flat leaf parsley : 0.5 bunch
  • Demerara sugar : 50 g
  • Maldon salt : 3 pinch(es)
  • Unsalted butter : 25 g
Method
  • 1For the chicken:

    Preheat a griddle pan over a high heat.
    Butterfly the chicken breast and then season with Maldon sea salt and black pepper.
    To cook the chicken, rub the chicken with a little olive oil and cook over a medium heat for around 5 minutes on each side or until the chicken is cooked through. Allow to rest before serving.


  • 2For the sauce:

    Peel and finely dice the shallot and garlic. Quarter the button mushrooms.

    Heat a saucepan over a medium heat and add the butter. Sweat the diced shallot until soft and then add the mushrooms. Cook for a few minutes and then add the garlic. Cook for a further minute and then add the marsala. Reduce the marsala by half and then add the chicken stock. Reduce this by half and then stir in the creme fraiche. Season with salt and pepper. Reheat before serving.

  • 3For the chicory:

    Preheat the oven to 200'C.

    Slice the chicory in half lengthwise. Pick and roughly chop the parsley
    Heat a frying pan until hot and add a splash of oil. Place the halves of chicory cut side down and cook until golden brown. Turn over and sprinkle on the demarera sugar. Turn the endive over again and add the butter to the pan. Caramelise the sugar and then add the stock to the pan. Bring to the boil and then transfer the pan to the oven and cook the chicory for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
    When cooked, remove from the oven and sprinkle on the chopped parsley.

  • 4To serve:

    Place two halves of the chicory in the centre of the plate. Place the grilled chicken breast on top and finish with the sauce.

Chef's tip

«When cooking endive, score the heart lightly as this will help cook endive evenly in the oven.»

Grilled chicken breast served with Marsala wine sauce and braised chicory.

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  • Preparation  10mins
  • Cooking time  20mins
  • Rest time  5mins

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