Chicken Breasts Stuffed With Mushrooms & Spinach With Cognac Sauce
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hrs
8ouncesportabella mushrooms, roughly chopped
4ouncesshiitake mushrooms, roughly chopped
4ouncesshallots, roughly chopped
4boneless skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper
1/4 cupdry white wine
1quartstrong brown chicken broth
salt and pepper
For the chicken, mince the mushrooms in a food processor and wring out in a kitchen towel to remove as much moisture as possible.
Sauté in a pan with butter.
Put shallots and garlic in food processor and pulse to mince, then add to mushrooms.
Cook mixture slowly over medium heat until moisture has evaporated.
Deglaze the pan with the cognac, add salt and pepper to taste.
Cook a few minutes to evaporate the cognac.
Put spinach in a pan with only as much water as clings to the leaves.
Cover and cook only until leaves start to wilt.
Cool until you can handle the spinach, then wring out in a towel to remove moisture.
Chop finely by hand and add to the mushroom mixture with the nutmeg.
Pre-heat oven to 400º F degrees.
Pound chicken breasts flat and season with salt and pepper.
Spread some of the mushroom/spinach mixture on the breasts, leaving a margin.
Roll up tightly.
Place some clarified butter in the bottom of an oven-proof pan.
Add chicken and top with wine and remaining butter.
Cook for 20 minutes.
Let rest before carving.
For the sauce, reduce the chicken stock until it is syrupy.
Add remaining ingredients.
Spoon over sliced chicken rolls.
“This makes a nice presentation.I used regular mushrooms instead of the fancy ones. I also used cream cheese in the mushroom/spinach mixture and that, combined with the rest of the dish ingredients made it very rich and tasty. “
“Absolutely gorgeous, I wasn’t sure how this would turn out, I thought the cognac might have overpowered other flavours, but it was perfect. I did add some cream cheese to the mushroom mixture as another reviewer had suggested and it was delicious. A wonderful recipe that was enjoyed by all, thanks for posting.”
“My Husband Loved this so much he took the left overs to work & shared .. They had their wifes calling me for the recipe for this… I did however add peper jake over the top to give a bit more punch in the tast .. It seemed to have worked.. Thank You for the help… PJ”