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Chicken with Porcini mushrooms 'Grevena'


(Grevena in N.Greece is considered the country's mushroom capital)


2.5kg chicken cut in portions

2C white wine

2C chicken stock

1 onion, chopped

1 celery stalk, chopped

1 clove garlic, chopped

25g dried Porcini mushrooms

150g white mushrooms

olive oil

salt and pepper

sprigs of thyme and oregano


Soak porcini in hot water for 30 mins.

Heat 4T olive oil in a large pot and brown chicken well, about 15-20 mins.

Remove chicken to platter. Discard all fat except for 2T in the pot and over med. heat saute onion, celery and garlic until soft.

Add wine and let simmer for 5-10 mins.and then return chicken to pot.

Add stock and some of the water the porcini were soaked in. Cover and simmer chicken for an hour or until tender.

Heat 2T olive oil in a pan and brown white mushrooms. Add herbs and porcini. Add these to the chicken towards end of cooking time and simmer.




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