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675g/1˝lb Boned Chicken Breasts

Salt and Pepper

50g/2oz Butter

2 tbsp Olive Oil

1 Onion, chopped

1 Garlic Clove, crushed

4 tbsp Madeira

Juice of  ˝ a Lemon

270ml/9fl.oz. Double Cream

Lemon Slices to garnish

Lightly toasted Flaked Almonds to garnish




1. Cut the boned chicken breasts diagonally across the grain into slices about 6mm/ 1/4 inch thick. Season generously with salt and freshly ground black pepper.


2. Heat half the butter and oil in a large, shallow casserole over a medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic to the pan and fry until soft and transparent. Using a slotted spoon, remove the onion and garlic from the dish and reserve.


3. Add the remaining butter and oil to the dish. When the butter has melted, add the chicken slices and fry, stirring constantly, until golden brown on all sides. 


4. Return the onions and garlic to the dish, stir and add the Madeira. Cook over a high heat, stirring constantly, until the Madeira is reduced to half its original quantity. 


5. Stir in the lemon juice and cream. Cook for a few minutes longer, stirring, until sauce is heated through. Add the lemon slices.


6. Scatter over the lightly toasted almonds and serve immediately.



Serving Suggestions :


Wholegrain Rice,  Steamed Kale


Compota de Peras


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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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