Chicken With Shallots and Morels

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READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Queen Dana

From Hostellerie Bressane. Bon Appetit May 2011.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 tablespoons schmaltz, duck fat or 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 -4 lb chicken, backbone removed, cut into 8 pieces (free-range organic)
  • kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 cup shallot, minced
  • 1 lb morel (fresh)
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • 12 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. Melt 2 tablespoons chicken fat in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken generously with salt and pepper. Add chicken to skillet and cook, turning once, until golden brown, about 6 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate. Reduce heat to medium. Add remaining chicken fat to skillet. Add shallots and sauté until soft, about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and sauté until they begin to release liquid, about 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, transfer mushrooms to a plate. Add wine to skillet and boil until reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Add stock; bring to a boil. Return chicken to skillet, cover with lid slightly ajar, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  2. Transfer chicken to a platter. Return mushrooms to skillet; add cream. Simmer, uncovered, until sauce thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour sauce over chicken and serve.

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