Pan-Roasted Chicken in Cream Sauce
Pan-Roasted Chicken in Cream Sauce
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    This recipe is an adaptation of a dish the chef Angie Mar serves at the Beatrice Inn in Manhattan, the chicken crisped in a pan, then napped in a Madeira-laced cream sauce dotted with morels. Which sounds fancy and hard to make but isn't, really. Brown the chicken, and set it aside to rest. Cook the morels in the remaining fat — you could swap them out for another wild mushroom or even button mushrooms in a pinch — and then flash them with Cognac, which you'll find will come in handy again and again once you start cooking with it. (Try it on steak au poivre!) Then build up a sauce with cream and a little butter and crème fraîche for gloss, get the chicken into it and add some fresh savory and tarragon at the end — or just one of those, or neither. Make the dish as you prefer or as you can. It's luxurious, every time. Featured in: Celebrate Spring With An Upscale Smothered Chicken Dinner. 

    Ingredients

    • 1 chicken, 4 to 4 1/2 pounds, cut into pieces, or some combination of chicken parts on or off the bone, approximately 3 pounds
    • Kosher salt to taste
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 12 to 15 morels or other wild mushrooms, approximately 3 1/2 ounces
    • ¼ cup Cognac
    • 1 ½ cups chicken stock, homemade or low-sodium
    • ⅔ cup heavy cream
    • ½ cup Madeira wine
    • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    • 1 tablespoon crème fraîche or Greek-style yogurt
    • 2 teaspoons finely chopped savory
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped tarragon
    • ½ tablespoon finely chopped parsley, to finish

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 265 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 26 g 39.76%
    • Saturated Fat: 13 g 64.38%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 58 mg 19.35%
    • Sodium: 71 mg 2.95%
    • Calcium: 35 mg 3.48%
    • Potassium: 386 mg 11.03%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 3.42%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 5 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 4.6%
    • Sugar: 4 g
    • Protein: 5 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 16.27%
    • Vitamin C 8.16%
    • Vitamin D 8.19%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total2 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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