The Anonymous Widower

Creamed Chicken With Asparagus And Peas

This was another of Lindsey Bareham’s recipes from The Times. The original recipe is here.

The original serves four, but it was only for me, I cooked a small half quantity and modified it to be gluten free. I also used various Waitrose products to avoid having to use skills I don’t have.

I used the following.

  •  100 g of asparagus tips
  • half a bunch of spring onions
  • half a pack of Waitrose’s mini chicken fillets
  • one tbsp of gluten-free flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 100 g of frozen petit pois, although mine were actually garden peas.  It’s about a third of a standard Ipswich Town mug.
  • 25 g butter
  • a very small glass of white wine
  • 2 tbsp of St. Helen’s Farm, goats double cream.

The method is as follows.

Trim the asparagus tips and boil hard for 2 minutes in about 250ml of salted boiling water.  Scoop out of the water and set aside.  Keep the water aside.

Slice the spring onions thinly.

Slice the chicken into strips, about 5 cm. x 1 cm. and toss in the seasoned flour.

Chicken Prepared For Cooking

Chicken Prepared For Cooking

Melt a few grams of the butter in a large frying pan and gently soften the onions, then scoop onto a plate.

Cooking The Spring Onions

Cooking The Spring Onions

Add the rest of the butter and increase the heat slightly. As soon as the butter has melted, cook the chicken in batches, so that each piece has a thin, pale golden crust.Return all the chicken, add the wine and stir vigorously with a wooden spoon to mix the flour from the chicken into the wine, cooking until thick and syrupy.

Cooking The Chicken

Cooking The Chicken

Return the onions, add the asparagus cooking water and bring to the boil, stirring constantly to end up with a thickened sauce.

Adding The Onions And Water

Adding The Onions And Water

Add the peas and simmer gently, cooking for about 10 mins until chicken and peas are tender.

Cooking The Chicken And Peas

Cooking The Chicken And Peas

Stir in the cream and then add the asparagus.

Adding The Cream And Asparagus

Adding The Cream And Asparagus

Let the asparagus warm through and serve.

Creamed Chicken With Asparagus And Peas

Creamed Chicken With Asparagus And Peas

I served it with some of Waitrose’s microwaveable pearl potatoes.

It was delicious.

July 13, 2013 - Posted by | Food | , , ,

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