Roast Chicken with Creamy White Wine & Garlic Sauce and sauté potatoes. This is a meal you need to make!
I love potatoes in any form, but last week I had a real hankering for sauté potatoes. I don’t make them very often, but when I do, I HAVE to serve them with a creamy, garlicky sauce.
I could probably just eat the potatoes and sauce on their own – it’s wickedly good – but they go really well with most meats – steak, pork chops, lamb cutlets and most definitely roast chicken!
I quite like to roast a whole chicken, then use the breast meat for this meal. The rest of the meat then gets used for sandwiches or salads, and the bones, meat juices and any tiny scraps of meat are used to make some comforting chicken and vegetable soup. However, you can just roast a couple of skin-on chicken breasts – like I’ve done here.
We’re probably talking like a zillion calories (I’ll find out when I put it into Yummly :-)) but it’s so worth it. Serving it with green beans is the only way I can ease the guilt.
I think we both know that’s a big fib.
I never feel guilty about food.
Perhaps I’d be able to lose that extra 5 pounds if I did, but me and food are besties, and I’m never going to look at it with anything but love. Except maybe offal. Eugh, I’m never gonna love that.
and peanut butter – served on it’s own that is. Mix it into anything else and we’re back to love again.
Whoa, I said love 4 (now 5) times there!
I must be really serious about this meal 🙂
The Roast Chicken with Creamy White Wine & Garlic Sauce Recipe:
Roast Chicken with Creamy White Wine & Garlic Sauce (plus sauté potatoes!)
- 2 large floury potatoes such as Maris Piper, peeled and cut into cubes
- 2 skin-on chicken breasts
- 2 tsp olive oil
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 4 tbsp vegetable oil
- 8 mushrooms sliced
- 1 small onion peeled and chopped finely
- 3 cloves garlic peeled and minced
- ¼ tsp dried thyme or 2 sprigs fresh thyme
- Small glass white wine about 120ml/half a cup
- 180 ml ¾ cup double/heavy cream
- Cooked Green Beans
- Fresh Thyme
- Preheat the oven to 190c/375f.
- Place the potatoes in a pan and cover with cold water, bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. Drain, given them a little shake (to 'fluff' the edges of the potatoes - resulting in a crispier coating) and put to one side.
- Place the chicken breasts on a baking tray , skin-side-up. Spoon ½ tsp olive oil onto the skin of each breast and sprinkle on a pinch of salt and pepper. Place in the oven and cook on the middle shelf for 25-30 minutes until the chicken is no longer pink on the inside. Pour the vegetable oil into a second baking tray, and place in the top of the oven (at the same time as the chicken) to heat up.
- After 5 minutes, take the tray with the oil out of the oven and spoon the potatoes into the tray. Carefully toss in the hot oil and place in the oven with the chicken.
- Pour the remaining 1 tsp of olive oil into a medium sized frying pan. Heat on a medium heat, then add the mushrooms. Fry for 3-4 minutes until the mushrooms are browned. Spoon out the mushrooms into a bowl, then add the onions to the pan. Cook for 5-6 minutes until the onions soften. Add in the garlic and thyme and cook for a further minute, then add in the wine. Turn up the heat and bring to the boil, then simmer until almost all of the liquid has evaporated (will take about 5 minutes).
- Add in the cream, and the cooked mushroom and heat through, then stir in a good pinch of salt and pepper. Once hot, leave on a very low heat, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is ready – (you can top up with a little more cream if necessary).
- Take the chicken out of the oven and leave to rest for 5 minutes in the tray. Knock the heat up to 220c/475f. Toss the potatoes again and leave them to crisp up in the oven for a final 5 minutes. (This is also a good time to cook the green beans – I like to steam mine for 5 minutes).
- Place the chicken on two plates and pour over the creamy sauce. Take the potatoes out of the oven and spoon onto the plates using a slotted spoon.
- Serve with the green beans and sprinkle with a little fresh thyme.