I want to cook all kinds of things when I get home from work but I really have to have a good talking to myself. I should not cook all night. I have a cake going here and dinner going there and I’m looking into perhaps whipping up THAT as well. The biggest problem is that often Skater, isn’t fond of what I’ve cooked. Leaving me with what I want to cook and then an abridged version of it.
This One Pot Mushroom Chicken is THE best.
Lately I’ve been working on a few one pot dinners. Skater seems to like most of them so I am on a winning streak. He loved this quick one pot chicken and mushroom dish, which made me very hopeful for the future. I’ll link you to some of my recent really quick one pot winners at the end of this post. This uses a very economical cut of chicken but some potentially expensive porcini mushrooms. I love these with a passion and they make this simple dish ever so special. It will take you about 15-20 minutes
You can serve this with rice or risotto or quinoa or barley, farro grains or with polenta. I made a lovely organic white polenta with parmesan and butter. It looked like mashed potato. Skater wholeheartedly rejected it. Score 1:1.
Do you like polenta?
- 6 whole chicken drum sticks
- 100 ml olive oil 5 Tablespoons
- 150 gm onion chopped
- 3 cloves garlic
- 200 gm mushrooms halved, 2 cups
- 125 gm bacon chopped (1/2 cup)
- 250 ml red wine 1 cup
- 50 gm porcini mushrooms (or 20 gm packet whatever you can get)
- 500 ml stock you can include mushroom liquor, strained (2 cups)
- 1/4 cup parsley chopped
- 2 anchovies
- 60 ml cream ( optional. You can use lite evaporated milk or cream 1/4 cup )
- 12 leaves basil to serve
Never use the last bit of the porcini water as it will be gritty