Chicken Dish

Chicken with black garlic, mushrooms and asparagus



  • 2 chicken breasts, good quality, skin on
  • 4 black garlic cloves

Foie Gras sauce

  • 250g of foie gras, deviened, roughly chopped
  • 400ml of Gewürztraminer
  • 585ml of whole milk
  • 1 lemon, juiced


  • Charred leek purée
  • 4 white leeks
  • 1 tbsp of squid ink
  • 1 tbsp of miso paste
  • 1 dash of soy sauce

To serve

  • 4 chestnut mushrooms
  • 1 knob of butter
  • 4 asparagus spears
  • 100g of broad beans
  • 100g of fresh peas
  • 2 2/3 handfuls of pea shoots
  • Rapeseed oil
  • Salt


  1. For the foie gras sauce, place 375ml of the wine in a saucepan and reduce to 100ml. In a separate pan, bring the milk (585ml) to the boil slowly
  2. Remove from the heat and using a stick blender, blend in the foie gras, followed by the reduced wine and the juice of a lemon. Season to taste and set aside in a warm place until ready to serve.
  3. Preheat the oven to 130˚C/gas mark 1/2
  4. For the charred leek purée, cut the leeks in half lengthways and wash thoroughly. Use a very hot chargrill pan to blacken the leeks on both sides, then remove from the heat, trim down slightly and scatter evenly on the base of a saucepan.
  5. Add enough water to just cover (200-300ml), bring to a boil and simmer until the liquid has reduced and the pan is almost dry. Transfer to a high-speed blender and blitz with the squid ink, a dash of soy sauce and the miso paste
  6. Once the purée is very smooth, press through a fine strainer, transfer to a squeezy bottle and set aside until required
  7. Preheat oven to 150˚C/gas mark 2
  8. Make a couple of incisions along the side of each chicken breast and stuff with the black garlic. Bake in the oven for 18 minutes, then remove and rest for 5 minutes
  9. Meanwhile, cut the chestnut mushrooms in half and colour cut-side down in a hot pan with a dash of rapeseed oil. To finish, add a small knob of butter, toss to coat and season with salt
  10. Trim the asparagus and peel up to the tip. Blanch in boiling salted water with the peas and broad beans for 1 1/2 minute. Strain, peel the broad beans, season all the greens and keep warm
  11. Before serving, reheat the foie gras sauce, adding the remaining 25ml of wine to refresh the flavour
  12. To serve, pipe the charred leek purée in swirls on the base of each plate. Slice each breast in half and place on top of the purée
  13. Scatter the asparagus, broad beans, peas and mushrooms onto each plate. Drizzle with the foie gras sauce and garnish with pea shoots before serving
    2 2/3 handfuls of pea shoots
    25ml of Gewürztraminer