French Chicken Hotel Style

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4 225 g [8 oz] chicken breasts with skin
360 g [0,8 lb] spicy sausage meat
4 tablespoons melted butter
225 g [8 oz] sliced wild mushrooms
3 tablespoons flour
3 3/4 dl [0,8 pt] beef stock
1 1/4 dl [0,25 pt] white wine
1/4 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon basil, dried


[1] Heat the oven to 180° C / 355° F.

[2] Carefully lift the chicken skin with a knife making sure not to cut holes. Fill an equal amount of sausage meat between the skin and flesh on each breast. Grease with butter. Place the chicken in a large saucepan and cook in the oven for 15 minutes.

[3] Put the remaining butter in a saucepan and fry the wild mushrooms. Place the mushrooms on top of the chicken and continue baking for 15 minutes.

[4] Sprinkle the flour into the saucepan and cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Add stock, wine and spices. Simmer for 5 minutes. Pour over the chicken and continue baking for another 10 minutes.

[5] Place the chicken breasts on a serving plate and pour the mushrooms sauce on top. Serve with root vegetables.

4 servings