Chicken and White Wine

  • 16/05/2013
  • Easy
  • 6
  • 45 min

The finest continental style chicken, flambéed with brandy, finished with a creamy sauce and served with potato gnocchi and delicious mushrooms.

Ingredients

  • 75 g butter
  • 1-1,2 kg chicken (drumsticks, thighs, breasts)
  • ground nutmeg
  • 30 ml Armagnac (brandy)
  • 1 onion (120 g)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 250 ml white wine (Riesling)
  • 1 tbsp Vegeta universal
  • 1 kg frozen potato gnocchi
  • 200 g mushrooms (button mushrooms, shiitake or other)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • salt
  • black pepper crushed
  • 1 tbsp white flour smooth
  • 100 ml half-and-half or single cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped

Preparation

  1. 1.
    Start by melting the butter in a small saucepan.
  2. 2.
    Season the chicken pieces with nutmeg and fry with melted butter until golden brown.
  3. 3.
    Pour the Armagnac and flambé the chicken.
  4. 4.
    Add finely chopped onion and garlic, deglaze with white wine and stir in one spoonful of Vegeta universal.
  5. 5.
    Cover and cook on low heat for about 30 minutes, adding a little water as needed.
  6. 6.
    While the chicken cooks, bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook gnocchi until they float.
  7. 7.
    Slice the mushrooms and stir fry them with a little oil in a hot skillet. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. 8.
    Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

Serving

Arrange chicken, fried mushrooms and boiled potato gnocchi on a platter or individual serving plates, and serve.

Advice

Mix the flour, cream and egg yolk and add to the sauce shortly before it is done for a rich velvety sauce.

Energy and nutritive values

Energy and nutritive values are calculated for one serving (i.e. for 1 person). If it is a dessert, energy and nutritive values have been calculated for 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 768 / 3.210 - -
Fat g 44,85 - -
Carbohydrates g 35,47 - -
Dietary fibre g 2,55 - -
Protein g 45,20 - -
Salt g 2,08 0 0
Vitamin A μg 1.232,95 31 25
Niacin mg 22,21 159 111
Pantothenic acid mg 3,30 47 47
Potassium mg 857,27 23 23
Calcium mg 98,25 10 10
Phosphorous mg 460,54 58 58

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)