Chicken in White Wine Sauce

  • 16/05/2013
  • Easy
  • 6
  • 45 min

The finest continental style chicken, flambéed with brandy, finished with creamy sauce and served with gnocchi and mushrooms.

Ingredients

  • 75 g butter
  • 1-1,2 kg chicken (drumsticks, thighs, breasts)
  • Ground nutmeg
  • 30 ml brandy
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic, finely chopped
  • 250 ml white wine (Riesling)
  • 1 tbsp Vegeta Chicken stock powder
  • 700 ml water
  • salt
  • 1 kg frozen potato gnocchi
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 200 g mushrooms (button mushrooms, shiitake or other), sliced
  • black ground pepper
  • salt
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped

Preparation

  1. 1.
    Melt the butter in saucepan.
  2. 2.
    Season the chicken pieces with nutmeg and fry in melted butter until golden brown.
  3. 3.
    Pour in the brandy and flambé the chicken.
  4. 4.
    Add onion and garlic, deglaze with white wine and stir in 1 tablespoon of Vegeta chicken stock.
  5. 5.
    Cover and cook on low heat for about 30 minutes, adding a little bit of water if needed.
  6. 6.
    Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook gnocchi. (They are ready when they rise to the surface)
  7. 7.
    Heat up olive oil in a pan and fry the mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. 8.
    Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

Serving

Arrange chicken, mushrooms and gnocchi on a platter or individual serving plates and serve.

Tip

Mix the flour, cream and egg yolk and add to the sauce shortly before it is done for a rich velvety texture.

Energy and nutritional values

Energy and nutritional values are calculated per one serving (i.e. for 1 person). For a dessert, energy and nutritional values have been calculated per 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 768 / 3.210 - -
Fat g 44,85 - -
Carbohydrates g 35,47 - -
Dietary fibre g 2,55 - -
Protein g 45,20 - -
Sodium g 2,08 0 0
Vitamin A μg 1.232,95 31 25
Niacin mg 22,21 159 111
Pantothenic acid mg 3,30 47 47
Potassium mg 857,27 23 23
Calcium mg 98,25 10 10
Phosphorous mg 460,54 58 58

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)