Drunken chicken

Drunken chicken


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About this recipe: Gin and chicken are a fabulous combination and best enjoyed in a tried and tested dish such as this. Great for a dinner party and super scrummy cold in sandwiches the next day.


Serves: 6 

  • 150ml (5 fl oz) gin
  • zest of 4 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 chicken breast fillets, halved horizontally
  • 150ml (5 fl oz) chicken stock
  • 300ml (10 fl oz) double cream
  • chopped fresh tarragon, to taste
  • chopped fresh parsley, to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:8hr marinating  ›  Ready in:8hr35min 

  1. In a pan, warm the gin over a low heat and add the lemon zest. Remove from heat and allow to infuse overnight.
  2. The next day, melt the butter in a frying pan and gently cook the chicken for 8 to 10 minutes, or until no longer pink in the middle. Transfer the chicken to a plate and keep warm. Increase the heat and pour in the lemon-infused gin and chicken stock. Cook until reduced by half. Once reduced, stir in the cream, herbs and seasoning.
  3. Transfer the the chicken to serving pates and pour over the sauce.

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