I could not wait to write about this particular dish! On top of being incredibly delicious, there is something remarkably elegant and sophisticated about this appetizer. Every time I eat it I picture myself having a meal in a Parisian café listening to soft jazz (something like Sous Le Ciel de Paris by Duo Gadjo:) and enjoying every bit of it!
This chicken and mushroom dish will make it seem like you have spent the whole day in the kitchen without you having to do so. A simple sauce combined with cheese gives this appetizer a very rich taste. Mushrooms and chicken are distinctive, and the top of the dish is soft and gooey. It is quite filling compared to other appetizers, so make less servings per person than you would normally do.
½ lb white mushrooms, sliced or shredded
1 half breast/meat of 3 drumsticks, cooked and shredded or cut in small pieces
½ onion, chopped
½ cup mozzarella cheese, grated
200 gr sour cream
1 tbsp butter
½ tbsp plain flour
Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook onion over moderate heat until it is soft and translucent (5 minutes). Transfer onion to a plate. Change the heat setting to a medium. Cook mushrooms in the same pan until ready (appr. 5 minutes). Add them to your plate with onions.
Making the sauce:
Heat the pan over moderate heat and add flour. Stir it constantly for a couple of minutes until it changes the color from white to beige. Add the butter and melt it by constantly mixing it with the flour. Add sour cream and salt to the pan and cook the sauce for 5 minutes stirring occasionally so it doesn’t get burned. Add chicken, mushrooms and onion to the pan and mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Cook the mixture for 5 more minutes stirring it occasionally. Remove the pan from the stove top. Take 1/3 of the prepared cheese and mix it in.
Preheat the oven to 350°F/ 180°C. Divide the mixture equally between the ramekins. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 5-10 minutes until the cheese is all melted. Put under the broiler for 5-10 minutes for browning the cheese. Serve it hot.
Makes 4 servings