Pan-fried Chicken Breast

Preparation info

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  • Serves


Appears in

Floyd on Britain & Ireland

By Keith Floyd

Published 1988

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  • 1 free-range chicken breast
  • Salt and pepper
  • Butter for frying
  • 1 young slender leek
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 glass white wine
  • 3 fl oz (75 ml) veal stock
  • 2 tablespoons cream


Bone and skin the chicken breast, season with salt and pepper and fry in butter until cooked. Remove from the pan and keep warm.

Chop the white part of the leek only (reserve the green part) and add, along with the shallot, to the pan in which you fried the chicken. Add the wine and reduce until the leek and shallots are moist. Add the veal stock. Reduce a little until syrupy and add the cream.

Slice the chicken. Lightly cook the reserved green part of the leek and cut into small diamond shapes.

Strain the sauce on to a serving platter. Place the chicken on the platter and decorate with the green leek pieces.