Monday, October 8, 2012

Chicken Wellington

 Jamie Oliver has long been a favourite of mine and is the modern day Delia. He has probably done more in getting a young generation to cook than anyone else. This is his recipe from "Happy Days with the Naked Chef" I have had this book years always loved the photo of the dish but never got round to making it. Anyway this Sunday I decided to give it a go for Lunch, and what a great dish it is.
Preheat the Oven to 200c and chop up the Mushrooms most very finely the rest in halves and quarters and sauté in Olive Oil with a little Garlic and chopped Parsley for around ten minutes season well, I had some Mushroom flavoured Salt flakes and some Mushroom flavoured Oil so i added a drop of the Oil half way through to give a more intense flavour, you don't have to, it isn't in the original recipe.

Once they are cooked put to one side to let them cool. Pull back the Chicken Fillets and make an incision and stuff the mushrooms into the cavity. Put any leftover Mushrooms on one side to serve later.
Dust a board with Flour and roll out some Puff pastry to around 18 inches/45cms in length Slice into 4 pieces lengthwise and wrap around the Chicken Breast. Brush the Pastry with a little Egg and cook in the oven for 35 minutes. Put some buttered Greaseproof paper in the tin to prevent them from sticking.

Whilst the Chicken is cooking make the sauce. Put a tsp of Dijon Grain Mustard in a pan, and add a wine glass of Dry white wine turn to full heat and reduce to burn off the alcohol, turn the heat down add 140ml of Double Cream and simmer until the sauce coats the back of a spoon  take off the heat and season to taste.

Slice each Chicken breast into 3 and serve with a bit of sauce some of the reserved Mushrooms and a little drizzle of Olive Oil.

It really is easy, and delicious would make a lovely Dinner Party Dish served with just Spinach, or Courgette Fritta

If I was making it again I would tweak it slightly, I think I would flambé the mushrooms in Brandy to give a richer Flavour and add some wilted Spinach to the Mushroom Mix.

Brilliant Dish, Thank you Jamie!


14 comments:

  1. Mmm, sounds delicious, always good to get a tried and tested recipe!

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  2. this look absolutely delicious!!

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  3. This is lunch?! Wow, I want to come by your place. Is noon tomorrow OK? Not clear--is the chicken raw and then stuffed? I'm guessing so, but I'm really cautious about poultry not cooked thoroughly and with the puff pastry it's not easy to tell when it is done.

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    1. Hi Linda, Yes the Chicken is raw and then stuffed, but have no fear after 35 minutes in the oven even with Puff Pastry there is no fear the chicken won't be cooked.

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  4. What a gorgeous meal! Love the light in the pictures.

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  5. What a beauty. I'm very tempted to make one this weekend. Your photos are fab too. So lucky to have all that golden sunshine!!

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    1. Thanks Dom, It's an easy dish, and great for Dinner Parties as all can be prepared ready for oven.

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  6. they do look lovely...I had to check though after the tweet!

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  7. can you please put the ingredients in a list with how much you need at the side cause it doesn't say please

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  8. Looks incredible, can't wait to try it!

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  9. Looks fantastic, just wish there were more precise measurements.

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