Chicken in Wine with Mushrooms, Peas, and Herbs Recipe

Enjoy this deeply satisfying recipe for chicken in wine with mushrooms, peas and herbs. Chicken will never be the same.



From Broth and Stock from the Nourished Kitchen
November 2016

  • Garnish with onion tops for a more dramatic presentation.
    Photography copyright 2016 by Jennifer McGruther
  • In “Broth and Stock from the Nourished Kitchen” author Jennifer McGruther teaches the century old appreciation of bone and vegetable based broths, shows how these can be made quickly and cost-effectively at home.
    Cover courtesy Penguin Random House

In Broth and Stock from the Nourished Kitchen (Ten Speed Press, 2016), Jennifer McGruther illustrates why a good broth or stock is the foundation of amazing and wholesome cooking. Included are over a dozen master recipes for base stocks and then 40 recipes using these stocks in complete meals. These accessible recipes are appropriate for vegetarians, pescatarians, and meat eaters alike and showcase the nutrient-dense, real food that nourishes the body and soul.

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Spring arrives in my garden in a fit of sweet English peas, ready for shelling, and aromatic herbs. They marry well together, balanced by cream and mild-flavored button mushrooms. This dish, decidedly one of my favorites, is one I find myself making again and again. Elegant enough for company, but simple enough for a weeknight family dinner, it starts by browning chicken and then simmering it with wine, leeks, mushrooms, and peas until the meat falls off the bone. The broth, enhanced with crème fraîche, makes a lovely sauce, and I serve this over potatoes.

Chicken in Wine with Mushrooms, Peas and Herbs Recipe

Ingredients:

• 1 whole chicken, about 4 pounds, cut into pieces
• 2 tablespoons butter
• 2 leeks, thinly sliced
• 1 pound button mushrooms, thinly sliced
• 1 teaspoon finely ground sea salt
• 2 cups dry white wine
• 1-1/2 pounds English peas in their shell, or 2 cups frozen peas
• 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
• 1 bunch chives, finely chopped
• 1/2 cup crème fraiche

Instructions:

1. Warm the butter in the bottom of a Dutch oven over medium heat.

2. Working in batches to prevent overcrowding, add the chicken pieces to the pot and brown them, about 6 minutes on each side.

3. Remove the chicken from the pan and stir then stir in the leeks and mushrooms. Add the salt to the pot, cover it, and turn down the heat to medium-low.

4. Allow the leeks and mushrooms to sweat together in the heat of the pot until tender, about 8 minutes.

5. Return the chicken to the pot and then pour in the white wine.

6. Simmer it all together over medium-low heat until the chicken is tender, about 45 minutes.

Special Note:

If you’re using fresh peas still in their shell, shell them while the chicken cooks. Pour them into the pan and then continue simmering them all together until the peas soften and become tender, a further 20 minutes.

If you’re using frozen peas, continue cooking the chicken another 15 minutes and then pour in the peas, allowing them to warm, about 5 minutes more. Stir the parsley and chives into the pot. Turn off the heat, stir in the crème fraîche, season with sea salt, and serve hot.

More from Broth and Stock from the Nourished Kitchen:

Yucatán-Style Lime Soup Recipe
Galician Pork and Bean Stew with Greens Recipe


Reprinted with permission from Broth and Stock from the Nourished Kitchen, by Jennifer McGruther. Copyright 2016, published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Photography copyright 2016 by Jennifer McGruther. Buy this book from our store: Broth and Stock from the Nourished Kitchen.


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