Chicken in a Blanket

Recipe by Millereg
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READY IN: 1hr 45mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put the chicken stock in a casserole dish large enough to hold the chicken, together with the herbs, sliced carrot, onion, salt and cayenne pepper.
  • Bring to the boil and lower the chicken into the stock.
  • Allow to poach at a gentle simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Put in the lemon rind (thinly pared) and the juice of the lemon and simmer for a further 20-25 minutes.
  • Lift out the chicken, tipping it to drain off the liquid inside, and keep it hot.
  • Strain the broth into a measuring jug.
  • In a smaller pan, melt 1½ oz.
  • of the butter and stir in the flour.
  • Stir over a gentle heat until it sizzles.
  • Add 20 oz. of the chicken broth, a little at a time, stirring between each addition.
  • Simmer the resulting sauce for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, taste for seasoning and add the mushrooms, sliced and sautéed gently in the remaining butter for a few minutes until they are just tender.
  • Lastly, stir in the cream and pour the sauce over the chicken.
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