Recipe: Chicken with sorrel sauce

Meat and poultry recipes with herbs
June 13, 2011

SorrelThe French sorrel (Rumex acetosa) produced many large leaves, and I finally harvest it.

It's really productive, and it has a sour taste more intense in the stems and delicate in the leaves.

The sorrel sauce is a perfect dressing for chichen, potatoes and fish.

Chicken with sorrel sauce

Chicken with sorrel sauce

100g chicken breast
50g peas
1 shallot
1 tbsp butter
1 bunch of sorrel (10-15 large leaves, stems removed)
100ml single cream
1 tbsp lemon juice

Mince the shallot and fry in a pan with the butter for a minute. Add the peas and cook 5 minutes.
Cut the chicken breast into cubes, and toss them in the pan. Pour cream and lemon juice and cook for about 10 minutes over low heat.
Add the sorrel cut into strips, cook a few more minutes and serve hot.

A tip: remove the stems but don't discard them, they cut into small pieces and added to salads and vinaigrettes.

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Author: Carol (URL)

I ve had sorrel soup, but have to say sorrel been underused in my kitchen, looks delicious!

Author: Winnie (URL)

I grew a lot of sorrel this year and this sounds like a great way to use it. Thanks for submitting to WHB 288!

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