Creamy mushroom chicken with colcannon

Creamy mushroom chicken with colcannon

Colcannon is one of Ireland's best-loved potato dishes and one of the most versatile. Serve it with grilled chicken or pork as a side dish as in this recipe for creamy mushroom chicken marinated in soy sauce and honey

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  • Serves4
  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Additional Time1 hour marinating time
  • Cooking Time1 hour 40 mins

Nutrition per serving

  • Energy537 Kcals
  • Fat29.4g
  • Saturated Fat15.1g


  • 350g/12oz green cabbage, shredded
  • 550g/1½ lb potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 2 spring onions, trimmed and sliced
  • 75g/3oz butter
  • 3tbsp semi-skimmed milk
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2tbsp Kikkoman Less Salt Soy Sauce
  • 1tsp clear honey
  • 4 chicken breasts, skinned if preferred
  • 2tbsp sunflower oil
  • 175g/6oz mushrooms, chopped or sliced
  • 150ml/½ pt chicken stock
  • 4tbsp creme fraiche


For the Colcannon, boil the cabbage for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Drain and mix with the potatoes and spring onions.

Melt half the butter with the milk and stir into the potato mixture. Season with pepper and set aside.

For the chicken, mix the lime juice, soy sauce and honey, add the chicken, and marinate in the fridge covered with cling film for at least 1 hour.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan, cook the mushrooms for 5 minutes then remove. Drain the chicken and fry for 15 minutes or until cooked through, turning occasionally.

Remove the chicken and add the stock and any remaining marinade to the cooking juices. When bubbling, stir in the creme fraiche and return the chicken and mushrooms to the pan.

To finish the Colcannon, melt the remaining butter in another frying pan, add the potato mixture and fry until brown and crisp underneath. Turn the mixture over and fry for a further 5 minutes. Serve hot with the chicken.

If you don't have two frying pans, cook the chicken in a wok, cast-iron or flameproof casserole or large saucepan.

Turn this into a veggie main course by replacing the chicken with extra mushrooms - a mix of wild mushrooms works well - or a selection of vegetables such as sliced peppers, courgettes and mange tout.

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