This recipe for creamy chicken with sun-dried tomatoes and mushrooms is so easy to whip together for a quick week night supper. The sun-dried tomatoes in a vinaigrette add a huge spike of flavour.
I developed this recipe for Backsberg to showcase their delicious Chenin Blanc. It’s such a versatile food wine that pairs well with salads, vegetables, fish and chicken. Hints of sweetness and a slightly fuller body ensure it complements both spicy and creamier dishes, so this recipe is perfect for it.
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You can win 2 cases of wine from Backsberg if you:
Recreate the meal at home and post a picture of it on Instagram mentioning me and using the hashtag #BacksbergCheninandChef. You will also need to follow Backsberg on Insta.
The winner will be announced on Thursday 22nd February, so dive right in and get cooking
- 4 free range, skinless chicken breasts – about 400gms
- 250 gms mushrooms (white or Portobello)
- 4 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup chicken stock (1 stock cube or 1 stock sachet)
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 100gm sun-dried tomato quarters in olive oil vinaigrette (eg Ina Paarman) roughly chopped
- 2 tsp of picked thyme leaves and a few stalks
- ½ cup crème fraiche or cream
- Salt & freshly ground black pepper
Cut each of the chicken breasts in half sideways through the middle so as to create two small & thinner slices of breast. This allows for quicker and more even cooking.
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a no stick pan or skillet and fry the chicken until golden on each side. Remove and set aside on a plate.
In the same pan heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and fry the mushrooms until they just start taking colour. Add the stock to the pan in parts and fry the mushrooms in this liquid. Add the thyme, thyme stalks and garlic and continue cooking for a few minutes until half to two-thirds of the liquid has evapourated.
Add the sun dried tomatoes and the liquid they are in along with the crème fraiche or cream. Stir to heat through and allow to thicken slightly. Put the chicken and any juices that may have come out back into the pan and warm through and coat in the sauce. REmember to remove the thyme stalks before serve straight away.
*This post is proudly sponsored by Backsberg Wine
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