Poulet Grand-Mère

This classic French dish makes a delicious family meal. It’s easy to make and combines chicken with a creamy sauce, potatoes and mushrooms.


  • 4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 250g mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 400ml of double cream
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme leaves


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.
  2. In an ovenproof dish, add the chicken breasts, potatoes, olive oil and onions and mix together. Place in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the mushrooms and garlic and cook for 5 minutes until softened.
  4. Add the cream and thyme leaves to the pan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes until thickened.
  5. Take the chicken out of the oven and pour over the creamy mushroom sauce.
  6. Return to the oven for 10–15 minutes until everything is cooked through.

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