Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
A Spanish dish with Moorish influence. I found this recipe online; though I haven't tried it yet, it has some of my favorite ingredients and looks like a quick, yummy dish. Cooking time does not include soaking the raisins. Couscous would make a perfect side dish.
- 1⁄2 cup dark raisin
- 1 cup port wine
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 4 boneless chicken breasts
- 2 shallots, diced
- 1⁄4 lb fresh mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh nutmeg, grated
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon water
- salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- fresh herb (to garnish) (optional)
- Soak the raisins in the port wine at least 1 hour or, preferably, overnight.
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a saute pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, when hot, saute the chicken breasts on one side until golden brown. Turn the chicken over and transfer to an ovenproof dish. Bake for 10-20 minutes or until cooked through (170 degrees).
- While chicken is baking; in the saute pan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, Add the shallots and sweat them for 2 minutes, then add the mushrooms and saute them for 2 minutes.
- Add the vinegar and reduce until almost dry, stir in the raisins and their soaking liquid, cook until the liquid is reduced by half.
- Stir together cornstarch and water, add this along with the cream, and nutmeg, cook for 2 more minutes, but do not bring to a boil.
- Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.
- Spoon the sauce onto serving plates, set a chicken breast on top, and garnish with fresh herbs.
Took a chance on this recipe for New Years Eve.....Excellent Dish!!! Made this recipe using American Cut Boneless Pork Chops. I seasoned both sides of the pork chops with a little salt and fresh ground pepper and seared both sides of the pork chops using grape seed oil, rather than olive oil (3-4min each side), then I transferred them to a shallow baking pan and put them in the oven at 375 degrees for approximately 25 min, checking to make certain the pork reached 170 degrees. The only other variations were that I used whole milk and Craisins, instead of heavy cream and raisins. Otherwise, I followed the recipe to the letter. Try this recipe with chicken or pork chops....you won't be sorry! As a side dish I served a Broccoli Brown Rice and White Cheddar Cheese casserole.
Thanx for the recipe. Came out excellent. The only thing i did different was flambe the chicken in the port as port has to much alcohol. Great job.
Wow. This is so lovely. I like that the chicken isn't completely pan-fried, although it took a lot longer for the enormous pieces I had to bake through than 10 minutes. The sauce is divine, simply divine. Smooth and creamy, and comes together quickly and easily. YUM! Thank you so much!