Leftover Chicken: Creamy Chicken Sauce

On Wednesday, I had a midweek roast. The effort for a midweek roast is worth it, a way to get over hump day/midweek blues.
Friday night, I wanted to use the rest of the chicken making it to something exciting as well as just using what I already had in. (I don’t have exact measurements for this recipe as I just made it up as I went along)
So for anyone who has leftover chicken from Sunday lunch, this could be for you!

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  1. Firstly, chop the onions, I like quite chunky onions but entirely up to you how it’s done. Then add to a pan with a bit of oil, and allow to fry until they soften.
  2. While the onions are cooking, slice the mushrooms. I used 3/4 of a tub of chestnut mushrooms as they are my favourite and had them quite chunky slices as I like a meaty mushroom! Then add to the pan with the onion and allow to brown.
    If you want to add any herbs, Do it here I went for a bit of Thyme, Tarragon would also work well.
  3. While that’s cooking, prep chicken. I used leftover chicken thighs and leg meat for this which I just pulled off the bones. And leave aside.
  4. Add some chicken stock to the mushrooms and onions, about 100ml? This varies on how much wine and cream you want to add. (I also added a bit of extra flour to my stock to thicken up the sauce) Also, add the chicken and allow to simmer for about 5 mins- while this is happening you can wash up all loose bits and bobs. 30180708_10214683999386458_1131320000_n
  5. Add a couple of spoonful’s of mustard to the sauce; I used Tesco’s own Dijon mustard which has a bit of an English mustard kick! How much you add is up to you.

  6. Add the wine!! A few glugs plus a few glugs for yourself- I went for a super crisp Pinot Grigio stir the sauce.
  7. After a couple of mins, taste the sauce add seasoning if required and the cream. I just used about 3 tablespoons which I believe was too much cream.
    Keeping on medium heat, let it simmer for 5 more mins.

    AND VIOLA!
    I had this with roast spuds and green beans but would work well with rice and pasta or even in a pie!
    Super easy and super tasty.

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    What do you like to do with leftover chicken?

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