Before cooking the chicken for his lovely stew, Jamie Oliver lightly coats the pieces in flour. Not only does that help the meat brown, it also thickens the tangy mustard sauce.
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2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium leeks, white and tender green parts only, thinly sliced
1/2 pound cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 2-inch pieces
All-purpose flour, for dusting
1 1/2 cups chicken stock or low-sodium broth
1 tablespoon chopped thyme
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
How to Make It
In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the leeks and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, about 7 minutes. Add the mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook, stirring, until the mushrooms are tender, about 4 minutes. Scrape the leeks and mushrooms onto a plate.
Season the chicken with salt and pepper and lightly dust with flour, shaking off any excess. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in the skillet. Add the chicken and cook over moderate heat until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Add the chicken stock and thyme and simmer over moderate heat until the chicken is just cooked through, about 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken to the plate with the vegetables.
Simmer the stock over moderately high heat until reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Return the chicken, leeks and mushrooms to the skillet and simmer over low heat until warmed through, about 1 minute.
In a small bowl, blend the sour cream with the mustard and stir into the stew. Remove the skillet from the heat. Season the stew with salt and pepper and serve.
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Review Body: I made this tonite and it was delicious. I followed the recipe exactly but at the end I felt it needed a lot more Dijon mustard than 2 tsp., so I added more (probably 2 Tbsp). I think the leftovers will be even better after a night soaking in the sauce. Served over brown basmati rice. I wouldn’t call it a stew though.
Review Rating: 5
Date Published: 2017-10-28
Author Name: Eleni Palmos
Review Body: Awesome recipe. Simple and delicious. I served it over orzo.
Review Rating: 5
Date Published: 2017-12-01
Author Name: Sara793
Review Body: Very simple stew with a rich blend of flavor. I used creme fraiche instead of sour creme but otherwised followed the recipe. It went great with a fresh loaf of sourdough bread.
Review Rating: 4
Date Published: 2018-03-01
Author Name: minouchka
Review Body: Great recipe. So easy to prepare and tasty, Love it!
Date Published: 2018-03-04
Author Name: Lorenzo Maccheroni
Review Body: It was nice
Review Rating: 3
Date Published: 2017-12-02
Author Name: Eugene Antoine Lebreton
Review Body: super awesome and easy recipe. made this and it was delicious. I would even add in a 1/4 cup of white wine when I saute the leeks and mushrooms. I often cook with leeks. Thanks for sharing. Eugene