Chicken with Porcini and Chestnut Mushrooms


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Keeping it Simple

Keeping it Simple

By Gary Rhodes

Published 2005

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Porcini is the Italian word for cep mushrooms, available fresh during our autumn months. They can also be found dried, as I’m using here, throughout the year. Chestnut mushrooms have become quite common on our shelves, their flavour adding a nutty edge.


  • 25 g (1 oz) sliced dried porcini mushrooms
  • 4 chicken breasts, skin on


  • Soak the porcini mushrooms for 20-30 minutes in 300 ml (10 fl oz) warm water. Once softened, scoop the mushrooms from the water, squeezing any excess juices back into the bowl, and keep