Chicken, Thyme & Wild Mushroom Pilaf

Mushroom Pilaf

This is a perfect quick and easy one pot wonder dish, whilst taking advantage of wild mushrooms which are now in season!  Ideal for a get together with a nice glass of chilled white wine. Serves 4.

Ingredients 

4 chicken supreme or fillets

2 tbsp rapeseed oil

2 small onions finely diced

2 garlic cloves, minced 

150g wild edible mushrooms

or mushrooms of choice, sliced.

200g long grain rice, washed.

600ml hot chicken stock

4 fresh thyme sprigs

Salt/ pepper to taste

Method 
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan oven/ Gas 6.
  2. Heat the oil in a cast iron dish and place the chicken fillets skin side down first and sauté until slightly golden on both sides. Do not fully cook, just seal and place on a tray until required.
  3. In the same pan, add the onions, garlic, mushrooms and thyme and sauté until soft over a low heat. 
  4. Add in the washed rice and stir for one more minute.
  5. Pour the chicken stock on top of the rice and stir once. season to taste.
  6. Place the chicken, skin side up on top of the rice and cover with a lid.
  7. Place the casserole dish in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes. 
  8. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve. Enjoy!

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