Chicken and Broccolini with Miso Mushrooms

, from Issue #89. March, 2020
Photography by Josh Griggs.
Chicken and Broccolini with Miso Mushrooms

These miso mushrooms and broccolini are also delicious with pan-fried pork fillets in place of the chicken.

Serves: 2


50 grams broccolini
3 tablespoons olive oil
sea salt and ground pepper
2 boneless chicken breasts, skin off
6 long strips streaky bacon
1 teaspoon sesame oil
250 grams button mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon each white miso paste and mirin
1 clove garlic, crushed
¼ cup water
½ cup crème fraîche
1 tablespoon chopped parsley


Preheat the oven to 180°C fan bake.

Place the broccolini on a large baking tray, toss with 2 tablespoons of the oil and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Season the chicken and wrap each breast in 3 strips of bacon.

Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a sauté pan and brown both sides of the chicken. Place on the tray next to the broccolini. Don’t wash the sauté pan. Roast the chicken and broccolini for about 12-14 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked. Cooking time depends on the thickness of the chicken.

Add the sesame oil to the sauté pan and cook the mushrooms over a high heat until tender. Add the combined miso, mirin, garlic, water and crème fraîche. Season and cook for 5 minutes until reduced and syrupy. Stir in the parsley.

To serve: Divide the broccolini between plates. Top with the sliced chicken breasts and spoon over the mushrooms.