Serves: 2

A supreme is a chicken breast with the wing attached as a tasty little bonus. Here they are roasted till golden and crisp, and served with a rich wild mushroom, pancetta and cream sauce. A deliciously decadent dish for two.


  • 200g wild mushrooms
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • A few thyme sprigs, leaves only
  • A small handful of parsley
  • 2 chicken supremes
  • 100g pancetta
  • 100ml double cream
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • Your favourite potato or vegetable sides, to serve


1Warm your oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6. Brush or scrub the wild mushrooms clean, if necessary, and trim any larger ones into bite-sized pieces. Peel and finely chop the shallot. Peel and thinly slice the garlic cloves. Pick and roughly chop the thyme and parsley leaves, keeping them separate.

2Pour 1 tbsp oil into a large, deep frying pan or shallow casserole dish and warm to a medium-high heat. Remove the packaging from the chicken supremes and rub them with a good pinch of salt and pepper. When the pan is hot, add the chicken, skin-side-down. Fry the chicken for 4-5 mins, till the skin is golden and crisp, then transfer to a small roasting tin, skin-side-up. Slide the chicken into the oven and roast for 20 mins, till cooked through. When the chicken is cooked, pop the roasting tin to one side and rest for 5 mins.

3Meanwhile, pour 1 tbsp oil into the pan you used to cook the chicken and warm to a medium heat. Add the pancetta, shallot, garlic and thyme. Fry for 4-5 mins, stirring occasionally, till the pancetta starts to crisp at the edges. Add the mushrooms and cook for a further 2-3 mins, stirring often.

4Pour in 100ml double cream and 300ml chicken stock. Bring to a bubble, then simmer for a further 3-4 mins, till the sauce has thickened a little. Taste and add a pinch of salt and pepper to the sauce, if needed. Stir in the chopped parsley.

5Pop the chicken supremes on plates. Spoon over the mushroom sauce and serve with your favourite vegetables or potato dishes on the side.


  1. I am not stupid but how do I nderstand the verb “to pop”….by the way, I am fluent in 5 languages……
    Looking forward to your explanatory answer……

    Thank you very much indeed…….

  2. Just made this and it was a big hit. The sauce was delicious and earthy. I used onion and double smoked, thick cut bacon without issue. I also used a store cut up chicken since supremes we’re not available and I had to increase the cooking time of the breast’s. But I took the wings, then legs, then thighs out to keep them from over cooking. Everything came out fantastic. Wife said this a sure keeper! Big fan of Taste of France!

  3. Clearly not that fluent in English.
    If you change ‘pop’ for put , it should hopefully make sense even to people who are not stupid.

  4. Wow was this good. My wife and I absolutely loved it. Great earthy taste. Used double smoked bacon. This one is a keeper. I also bought whole mushrooms and quartered them lengthwise with stems on. Small ones I just halved. I also just used chicken breasts. Next I’ll try just thighs:)

    I will admit that sometimes you need to “interpret” these recipes as some are not clear. Nowhere does it say to chop the pancetta (I cut bacon into small cubes).


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