Hairy Bikers' chicken in brandy recipe

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Hairy Bikers' chicken in brandy from their 'Mums Know Best' series - perfect chicken dinner

Total Time1 hours 15 mins (approx)

Taken from their 'Mums Knows Best' series, this creamy chicken and mushroom dish is a great mid-week meal but is also impressive enough for entertaining


  • Splash of olive oil
  • 30g butter
  • 6 chicken breasts
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 100ml good brandy
  • 170g white button mushrooms, wiped and trimmed
  • 100ml double cream
  • Sea salt and black pepper




  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C/Gas 2. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large frying pan. Add the chicken breasts and cook briefly to seal in the juices. Add the diced onion and cook until translucent but not coloured.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat. Warm the brandy, pour it into the pan and ignite, then wait for the flames to die down. Add the mushrooms, pour over the cream and season well.
  3. Transfer everything to an ovenproof dish and cover with foil.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for about an hour. Serve with some rich mustard mash.
Hairy Bikers

Simon King and David Myers are the fantastic duo that make up the Hairy Bikers and are best known as Si and Dave. The Hairy Bikers have several cookbooks published including How to Love Food and Lose Weight and Eat for Life. Hairy Biker recipes are always triple tested and try to be as fuss-free as possible so you can trust the timings. Si and Dave have also had several hit cooking shows as they remain as one of the UK’s favourite cookery duos.