*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
               THYME-ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST W/ MOREL-MADEIRA
 
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Poultry
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       c            Boiling water
    1       oz           Dried morels,rinsed,drained
    2                    Chicken breast halves w/skin
    1       tb           Vegetable oil
      3/4   c            Onion, chopped
    2       lg           Cloves garlic, minced
    1       tb           Fresh thyme,minced
                         Or 1 ts dried
    1 1/2   c            Chicken stock
      1/4   c            Dry madeira
    1       tb           Corn starch
    1       tb           Madeira
 
   Combine boiling water and morels in a small bowl.  Let
   stand until morels soften, about 35 minutes.
   Strain;reserve soaking liquid. Coarsely chop morels.
   :       Preheat oven to 400F.  Sprinkle chicken with
   salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet
   over medium high heat.  Add chicken to skillet; cook
   until golden about 4 minutes a side. Transfer chicken
   to a shallow baking dish (do not clean skillet. bake
   until chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes.
   :       Meanwhile heat the same skillet over medium
   high heat. Add onion, garlic and thyme and saute until
   golden about 5 minutes.  Add morel soaking liquid,
   leaving any residue in the bowl.  Boil the mixture
   until most of the liquid evaporates, about 4 minutes.
   Add chicken broth and 1/4 cup of Madiera; boil until
   gravy is reduced to 1 1/2 cups, aboout 5 minutes.
   Strain gravyinto small saucepan; add morels. Cover and
   simmer 5 minutes.  Whisk 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
   and 1 tbs madiera in a small bowl.  Whisk into gravy;
   simmer until thickened, about 30 seconds.  Season
   gravy with salt and pepper. Spoon over chicken and
   serve.  Bon-App 3/96 - Walt
  
 
 
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