- 8 ounces portabella mushrooms, roughly chopped
- 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, roughly chopped
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 4 ounces shallots, roughly chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 3 tablespoons cognac
- 2 quarts well-washed spinach
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- salt and pepper
- 1⁄4 cup dry white wine
- 4 tablespoons clarified butter
- 1 quart strong brown chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons cognac
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon butter
- salt and pepper
- For the chicken, mince the mushrooms in a food processor and wring out in a kitchen towel to remove as much moisture as possible.
- Sauté in a pan with butter.
- Put shallots and garlic in food processor and pulse to mince, then add to mushrooms.
- Cook mixture slowly over medium heat until moisture has evaporated.
- Deglaze the pan with the cognac, add salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook a few minutes to evaporate the cognac.
- Put spinach in a pan with only as much water as clings to the leaves.
- Cover and cook only until leaves start to wilt.
- Cool until you can handle the spinach, then wring out in a towel to remove moisture.
- Chop finely by hand and add to the mushroom mixture with the nutmeg.
- Pre-heat oven to 400º F degrees.
- Pound chicken breasts flat and season with salt and pepper.
- Spread some of the mushroom/spinach mixture on the breasts, leaving a margin.
- Roll up tightly.
- Place some clarified butter in the bottom of an oven-proof pan.
- Add chicken and top with wine and remaining butter.
- Cook for 20 minutes.
- Let rest before carving.
- For the sauce, reduce the chicken stock until it is syrupy.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Spoon over sliced chicken rolls.
This makes a nice presentation. I used regular mushrooms instead of the fancy ones. I also used cream cheese in the mushroom/spinach mixture and that, combined with the rest of the dish ingredients made it very rich and tasty.
Absolutely gorgeous, I wasn't sure how this would turn out, I thought the cognac might have overpowered other flavours, but it was perfect. I did add some cream cheese to the mushroom mixture as another reviewer had suggested and it was delicious. A wonderful recipe that was enjoyed by all, thanks for posting.
My Husband Loved this so much he took the left overs to work & shared .. They had their wifes calling me for the recipe for this... I did however add peper jake over the top to give a bit more punch in the tast .. It seemed to have worked.. Thank You for the help... PJ