Lille style chicken


Lille style chicken
Chicken breasts and mushrooms, cooked separately, then mixed with a tasty cream sauce before serving. It's a dish with a "cuisiné" taste, but which unfortunately is becoming increasingly rare in restaurants.
293,5864.5/5 for 55 ratings
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Last modified on: December 21th 2019

For 4 people, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 people 4 people 8 people 12 people

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
48 min.17 min.1 hour 5 min.
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Keeping:

Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 15 min.
Lille style chicken : Photo of step #1
Prepare 250 g button or field mushrooms: cut off and discard stalks, then peel caps.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Slice.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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Put in a bowl and sprinkle with juice of ½ lemon.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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Put a frying-pan over high heat, pour in 2 tablespoons olive oil.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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As soon as oil is smoking lightly, add mushrooms without salt, and cook for 2 minutes while stirring, or if you know how to, "faites sauter".

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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After 2 minutes, remove from heat, salt, pepper, and pour into a strainer.

Leave to drain.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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Meanwhile, cut 4 chicken breasts into pieces.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
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Put a frying-pan (notnon-stick) on medium heat, and pour in 3 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter.

Stage 9 - 1 min.
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As soon as it sizzles, add chicken pieces.

Stage 10 - 15 min.
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Cook on all sides, stirring occasionally.

Heat serving plates.

Stage 11 - 1 min.
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When chicken pieces are golden brown, add 200 ml cream.

Stage 12 - 10 min.
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Then déglaze: this means scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spatula to incorporate all the delicious cooking juices with the cream .

Then allow to thicken over low heat.

Stage 13 - 3 min.
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When sauce is thick enough (to your taste), add mushrooms, mix well. Cook a further one or two minutes and check seasoning.

Stage 14
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Pour onto hot serving plates, and serve immediately.

Remarks

For complete success, chicken should be cooked in an old style (not non-stick) pan. Othewise after cooking the chicken, you will not get the tasty juices left on the bottom. The ideal pan is a stainless steel one.

And to drink?

And to drink?
I suggest you follow Patrick's advice, and try a Beaujolais:

"Chénas is one of the Beaujolais wines, and Domaine des Tourniers is one of the best. Old vines 70 to 100 years old, on a hillside, give the wine deep colour, a floral and fruity nose, with notes of blackcurrant and blackberry flavours. In the mouth, the wine has an expressive fruity taste, and finesse without too much tannin. This wine is the ideal accompaniment to Lille style chicken and other white meat recipes. Sells at La Cave de Bacchus in Brest"

PS: I followed his advice while preparing this recipe for the site, and it goes very well with it!

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,914 Kcal or 12,200 Kj214 gr24 gr218 gr
146 %82 %2 %33 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
182 Kcal or 762 Kj13 gr1 gr14 gr
9 %5 %<1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
729 Kcal or 3,052 Kj54 gr6 gr55 gr
36 %21 %1 %8 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Button or field mushroomsButton or field mushrooms: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Simple mushroom salad with thyme and lemon, 3 ways, Sausage mushroom and cheese crumble, Blanquette of veal, Artichoke hearts forestier , Beurre d'escargot, ... All
CreamCream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Mackerel rillettes, Paté en croute (terrine in a pie crust), Purée of Jerusalem artichokes with foie gras, Mushroom velouté, Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) purée, ... All
Chicken breastChicken breast: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts, Chicken nems, Warm chicken salad, Vol-au-vent, Sliced chicken with mushrooms and broccoli, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cauliflower curry, Blanquette of veal, Beef Wellington, Avocado and smoked salmon terrine , Souda salad, ... All

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