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Chicken Pot Pie With Exotic Mushrooms And Tarragon

Type: Chicken, Vegetables
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

3 1/2 lbs 1589g / 56ozChicken
  Water to cover
2 teaspoons 10mlCoarse salt
2   Bay leaves
1 teaspoon 5mlWhole white peppercorns
2 teaspoons 10mlDry rosemary
2 teaspoons 10mlDry thyme
1 teaspoon 5mlOnion - peeled, studded with (small)
6   Whole cloves
2   Carrots - peeled and diced
2   Celery stalks - washed and diced
1   Leek - washed and diced
1   Pot Pie Tops - see * Note
  Exotic Mushroom and Tarragon Cream
3   Carrots - sliced
2   Celery stalks - diced
1 tablespoon 15mlSweet butter
2 tablespoons 30mlFinely-chopped shallots
1 lb 454g / 16ozMixed exotic mushrooms - sliced, and broken by hand
1 cup 237mlHeavy cream
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlFreshly-ground black pepper
1/4 cup 10g / 0.4ozChopped fresh tarragon leaves

Recipe Instructions

* Note: See the "Pot Pie Tops" recipe which is included in this collection.

Wash the chicken under cold water. Tie the bay leaves, peppercorns, rosemary and thyme together in a piece of cheesecloth as a sachet garni. Put the chicken into a pot large enough to hold it, cover with cold water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes, carefully skimming off any scum and grease that accumulates on the surface of the water. Add the salt, sachet garni and onion, carrot, celery and leek, return to the boil, reduce again to a strong simmer and cook for 45 minutes.

Turn off the heat and cool the chicken in the broth in an ice water bath. When thoroughly cold, remove the chicken and strip off all of the skin and discard. Strip the meat from the bones, and shred using scrupulously clean hands and work station. Strain the liquid, discard the vegetables and the bouquet garni.

Place the chicken broth in a 4-quart casserole and bring to the boil. Add the carrots and celery and simmer for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, put the butter in a saute pan and begin to cook the shallots over medium heat. Add the mushrooms to the pan and cook over high heat for 5 minutes.

Add the cream to the pot over broth and vegetables and then add the sauteed mushrooms to the pot. Simmer this for 5 minutes before adding the chicken and continuing to cook for 20 minutes. Add the tarragon and place into single serving crocks or bowls and top each one with a Pot Pie Top biscuit.

This recipe yields 4 to 6 servings.

MICHAEL'S PLACE with Michael Lomonaco - From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # ML-1A12 broadcast 03-02-1997) - Downloaded from their Web-Site -


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