Mushrommedley

Andrew's Chicken & Chardonnay Mushroom Medley

Next time you’re at the winery, come and find me. I love talking about how you can pair the perfect Fielding wine with your meals. I like to pair this dish with our 2011 Chardonnay.

Cheers and Enjoy,
Andrew.

Ingredients:

  • 5 chicken leg quarters
  • 1 cup shitake mushrooms
  • 1 cup oyster mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 cups crimini mushrooms
  • 1/4 inch thick double smoked bacon cut into lardons
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 4 shallots
  • 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 4 tarragon sprigs
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 fl oz 2011 Fielding Estate Chardonnay
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • Juice and zest from 1/2 an orange
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation:

Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and in a hot skillet add the 4 tbsp of vegetable oil and brown the chicken leg quarters. After browning, set aside the legs, drain the excess fat from the pan.

In the same pan, with a medium high heat, add 2 tbsp of butter. When melted add the tiny strips of bacon (lardons). Just before they go completely crispy, add the mushrooms. Sauté until they aren’t quite so opaque. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.

Add the shallots and sauté until they become translucent, and then add the garlic, the carrots, and three sprigs of the tarragon.

When the moisture from the mushrooms is almost evaporated, add the chardonnay to rehydrate them.

Add the chicken thighs to this medley. When the chardonnay is reduced by half add the chicken stock. Lower the heat to medium low and cover the skillet with a tight fitting lid. Let simmer for 30 minutes.

Squeeze in the juice of half the orange, and stir in the remaining butter. Simmer for a few minutes.

At service time, zest the 1/2 of the orange and garnish with the tarragon leaves.