Aromatic Chicken on a Mattress

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The Cook's Companion: A step-by-step guide to cooking skills including original recipes

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1991

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In this aromatic dish joints of chicken are cooked on top of the purée (or mattress) of apples, onion, garlic and chicory mixed with bulgar, also called cracked wheat. The mixture produces a wonderful combination of contrasting flavours and textures, and the ‘mattress’ is made even tastier by the juices of the chicken which run into it as it cooks. Serve with a crisp green vegetable such as broccoli, and with sautéed potatoes or a bowl of buttered noodles.