December 9th 2012 02:37
In French kitchen terminology it is called poulet mignon a la chasseur but don’t let fancy names deter you. A chicken mignon (pronounced min-yon) is merely a chicken breast wrapped in bacon and sauce chasseur is brown mushroom sauce made with brown stock and roux (flour and butter).
I have cheated by using gravy powder instead, because it is quick and easy. Gravy powder can be quite salty so I did not use any of the salt depicted in the ingredients.
2 Chicken breasts
2 Bacon rashers
1 tsp Gravy power
150 ml Chicken stock or water
15ml Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper if required
Fold the narrow end of the chicken breast under and wrap the chicken breasts in the bacon rashers.
Secure the bacon with metal or wooden skewers.
Fry the mignons skin side down with a little oil on medium heat until browned.
Turn the mignons over and fry the underside for several minutes.
Add the mushrooms to the pan and fry them.
Add some of the stock or water and allow it to simmer.
Add a dash of Worcestershire sauce.
Dissolve the gravy powder in a little cold water.
Remove the pan from the heat and add a little more liquid to cool it down.
Drizzle the gravy powder slurry into the pan while stirring continuously.
Return the pan to the heat to allow the gravy powder to thicken and simmer.
Add more liquid as required to attain the right consistency.
Remove the chicken mignons from the pan and remove a skewer. If the juice that runs out is pink they require more cooking.
Serve chicken mignons and mushroom sauce with seasonal vegetables and a well wooded, full bodied chardonnay or lager style beer.
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