Mushroom & Peppercorn Chicken

If you’re a mushroom lover, and a peppercorn sauce lover, you will LOVE this one. It’s SO warming and delicious and so easy to make. The best part is it’s all done in one frying pan, so minimal washing up for you afterwards!

For my recipe, I haven’t stated an exact quantity of black pepper because this is entirely down to personal tastes. I like mine pretty fiery, so I put in a fair amount, probably 1 tbsp of freshly ground pepper, but the best thing to do is add some, then taste it and see if you want to add more – tasting is key!

This dish is perfect served with mash for soaking up all that delicious sauce and your favourite green veggies! I get all of mine delivered right to my door by the wonderful Fresh Fruit and Veg Shop.

Mushroom & Peppercorn Chicken

Ingredients (serves 2)
2 chicken breasts
2 tbsp olive oil
200g chestnut mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
200ml chicken stock
75ml double cream
Plenty of black pepper, to taste (I use about 1-2 tbsp of freshly ground pepper)

Method
1. Put the chicken between two sheets of clingfilm and bash with a rolling pin until they are an even thickness, about 1cm. Season with salt and pepper. Heat a large frying pan over a medium-high heat and add half the oil. Once hot, cook the chicken for 5 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside.
2. Add the remaining oil to the pan, then add the sliced mushrooms and cook for a few minutes until soft, then remove from the pan and set aside as well.
3. Add the red wine vinegar to the pan and cook until reduced by half. Add the stock to the pan and continue cooking for 5-10 minutes, then pour in the cream and stir to combine.
4. Add freshly ground black pepper to taste – this is really up to you, I put quite a lot in 😂 but add some, then taste and see if you want to add more. Once you’re happy with the pepper level, add the mushrooms and the chicken back to the pan, along with any resting juices, and allow everything to heat through. Serve up with some mash and green veg and ENJOY!

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