Chicken Breast with a Fig, Port and Pepper Stuffing
Poached chicken breast stuffed with figs, port and Jamaican pepper served with thinly sliced potato rounds.
- 6 Free-range chicken breasts
- 5cl Whole olive oil
- 6 Pinches Fleur de sel
- 6 Turns freshly ground black pepper
- For the garnish:
- 12 Dried figs
- 12cl Whole red port
- 2g Jamaican Pepper
- 1 Whole onion
- 1/2 Cunch chives
- For the rest of the recipe :
- 900h Waxy potatoes
- 150g Unsalted butter
- 6 Pinches fine salt
- 5cl Balsamic vinegar reduction
- 4 Sprigs flat leaf parsley
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 60mins
Cost Average budget
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Melt the butter over a low heat and allow a froth to form on the surface. Skim the froth from the surface and pour the clarified butter from the pan, leaving the milk solids behind.
Peel the potatoes, rinse under cold water and then thinly slice using a mandoline.
Rinse again and then pat dry.
Place the potato discs in a bowl and season with salt. Add the clarified butter to the bowl, coating all of the potato slices.
Layer the potatoes over each other in individual non-stick moulds and drizzle with any remaining clarified butter. Cover with foil, transfer to the oven and bake for 1 hour.
Heat the port, figs and Jamaican pepper in the microwave.
Peel and dice the onion. Cut the figs into small dices. Wash the chives and finely chop.
Sweat the onion in a little oil with a pinch of salt.
Once soft, add the porto and pepper to the pan and allow to reduce completely.
In a bowl, mix together the figs, onion and chives.
Bring the water to the boil in a large pan.
Make an incision in each of the chicken breasts and add the fig stuffing.
Season the flesh and then wrap each chicken breast tightly in cling film.
Add the chicken to the pan of boiling water, cover and cook over a low heat for 10 minutes.
Turn off the heat and leave the chicken to cook for a further 10 minutes in the water.
Once cooked, remove from the pan and remove the cling film.
Heat a frying pan to hot, add a little olive oil and then pan fry the chicken, skin side down, to give a crispy skin.
Serve the chicken alongside the potatoes and finish the plate with reduced balsamic vinegar and a few sprigs of fresh parsley.
Feel free to roast the chicken breasts - pan fry for a couple of minutes and then transfer to the oven and cook at 180°C for 10-15 minutes.
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