Chicken with Morel Cream Sauce

"Morels are rather pricey but this is a delicious dish for company or a special occasion. The cost can be reduced by substituting another mushroom type for part of the recipe."
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  • Rinse dry morels & place in small bowl.
  • Pour 1/2 cup boiling water over top& soak for 1/2 hour.
  • Cut the chicken into 8 pieces (2 legs, 2 thighs, 4 half brests); reserve wings & backs for making stock or soup.
  • Melt butter in heavy frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add chicken pieces & cook until golden on each side (about 5- 8 minutes).
  • Remove to plate, season to taste & keep warm.
  • Discard fat in pan, then add sherry & scrape the bottom of the pan to deglaze.
  • Boil until the sherry is reduced by half.
  • Drain the liquid from the soaking mushrooms through a fine sieve (to remove any grit) into the frying pan.
  • Add the cream & bring to a boil; simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Cut the soaked morels into halves or quarters (depending on their size) and add to pan.
  • Return chicken to pan & cook for another 10 minutes, uncovered.
  • Clean the fresh mushrooms, add to the pan, cover & cook for another 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Garnish with parsley.

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