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Chicken with Blackcurrant Sauce    HT  MC  25mins    



Serves 4    Hot   Poultry  Fruit  Alcohol   Main Course   Eggless

2 tbsp Plain Flour
Salt and Pepper
4 Boneless Chicken Breasts, skinned
25g/1oz Butter
1-2 tbsp Olive Oil
225g /8oz fresh Blackcurrants
The Juice and julienned zest of 1 large Orange
150ml/5fl.oz. Red Wine
25g/1oz Caster Sugar (to taste)


1. Season the flour with salt and pepper and use to coat the chicken pieces on all sides.

2. Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan until hot and foaming, add the chicken and sauté gently for 15-20 minutes, turning from time to time, until cooked through.

3. Meanwhile place most the blackcurrants in a small saucepan, reserving a few for garnish, together with the orange juice, red wine and sugar to taste. Bring to simmering point then cover and simmer gently for 3-5 minutes until the blackcurrants are soft.

4. Allow the blackcurrants to cool a little then transfer to a blender or food processor, process until smooth, pass through a sieve back into the saucepan to remove the pips and reheat gently, if necessary adding sufficient water to achieve a smooth pouring consistency.

5. To serve – transfer the cooked chicken to warmed serving plates, pour a spoonful of the blackcurrant sauce over each and garnish with the reserved whole blackcurrants and julienned orange zest.



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Key techniques

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
Brown  to  -  To fry in very shallow  fat  over a high heat in order to colour the food and seal in the juices.

Sauté  - The cooking of food in a small amount of fat, preferably in a single layer, until it browns and softens. It is important not to overfill the pan.


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