Saturday, 2 April 2011

Chicken, Mushroom and Leek Stroganoff.

A couple weeks ago I was really hanging out to try and make a stroganoff for the very first time. My mum made a delicious one for me quite a while ago which involved coating beef in paprika and flower then adding tomato paste as well as some various other things, but in the end I decided to try a chicken stroganoff as I had two chicken breasts sitting in the fridge waiting to be used. I was inspired by a recipe for Chicken, Mushroom & Leek Stroganoff in Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food cookbook but changed it around a little to make it my own.

I'll put the recipe underneath the cut :)

I am so glad with how it turned out in the end as I was a little worried because it was my first time ever cooking with leeks and I didn't want them to overpower the whole dish. Anyway, it was super tasty and I would definitely cook it again!

Serves 2- 4

- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 leek
- A big handful of mushrooms
- 285ml of single cream
- A cup of chicken stock
- A cup of water
- Olive oil
- A bunch of fresh parsley
- A knob of butter
- Sea salt & ground black pepper
- Flour, to coat the chicken

1. Slice the chicken into small strips, then coat in the flour.
2. Fry the chicken pieces in a hot pan with a drizzle of olive oil.
3. Once the chicken is cooked through, take it off the heat and place to the side.
4. Next add a knob of butter to a pan and add the mushrooms. Cook until golden.
5. Add the chopped leeks and the chicken stock, as well as a small glass of water. Let it simmer for 5 minutes, covered loosely with a piece of foil.
6. After 5 minutes add the cooked chicken back into the pan as well as the parsley and cream.
7. Boil some water in a kettle, add to a hot saucepan, quickly bring back to the boil and add the pasta.
8. Let the stroganoff simmer on a low heat for 10 minutes.
9. Once the pasta is cooked, drain and serve on plates, along with the chicken stroganoff on top.

Frying the chicken until just cooked through.

The chopped leeks ready to be cooked.

The chicken, mushrooms and leeks cooking away in the pan.

After the cream was added to the pan.

The finished product!

Jamie's Ministry of Food cookbook in the background.

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