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Delicious Chicken with mushrooms recipe

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Active Time:  30 Minutes
Total Time:  1 Hour
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• 4 chicken legs quarters
• sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 7 oz of raw bacon, cut into small strips
• handful of fresh tarragon
• 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed end of the knife
• 9 oz of fresh mushrooms, such as chanterelles or other preferably wild mushrooms
• 1/4 cup dry sherry wine
• 1/2 cup of heavy cream
Mashed potatoes:
• 1 1/2 lbs russet potatoes
• 1/3 cup milk
• 2 tablespoons butter
• sea salt and white pepper (optional)
# Wash leg quarters, dry, sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the legs about five - six minutes on each side, until they are golden brown.

In the same pan place the garlic and mushrooms (cut into larger pieces) and fry for about 5 - 7 minutes, until the are golden.

# On another frying pan fry the diced bacon for about 8 - 10 minutes, until golden and melting.

Discard fat and add bacon to the pan with mushrooms.

# Pour in sherry and fry everything for about 3 minutes, then add cream and simmer for about 10 minutes, until the sauce thicken slightly.

Add tarragon (leaving a little for decoration). Transfer the chicken into baking dish.

# Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes, then remove foil and bake for another 30 minutes.

Increase temperature to 400 F and bake for about 15 minutes or until chicken skin is crisp and done inside.

# Serve chicken with mashed potatoes, and decorate with fresh tarragon.

Date Added: 09/18/2010
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