Chicken with Morels, Vin Jaune and Cream

Posted by CrushWine


- 3/4lb of fresh morels or 3oz. of dried morels
- 1 Chicken cut up or 4 drumsticks and 4 thighs
- 1 oz. butter
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 cup Vin Jaune (the Macle Côtes du Jura would work)
- 1 pint of cream
- lemon juice

If using dried morels, boil water then let cool for a couple minutes and add to a bowl containing the morels. Soak for 15-20minutes. Pass the soaking liquid through cheese cloth and reserve a tablespoon to add to the sauce.

Add butter and olive oil to a heavy pot on medium heat. Be careful not to brown butter. Salt and pepper chicken and brown in pot. Once brown remove chicken and place it on a plate. Add Vin Jaune or Macle Côtes du Jura and stir with a spoon to dislodge anything stuck to the pot. Add the morels (and a tablespoon of soaking liquid if you've reserved some). Reduce wine by half. Add cream.

Return chicken to the pot. Turn pot to low heat and cover. Stirring and flipping the chicken occasionally, cook for approximately 45 minutes. The sauce should coat the back of the spoon. Feel free to add an additional tablespoon or so of wine. Add lemon to taste. Serve with rice and pour a big old glass of Macle's Côtes du Jura.
(Serves 4 people.)