When you're entertaining, it's always a good idea to have everything prepared up front so you can stay at the table with your friends instead of running frantically in and out of the kitchen.
Make this dish just before your guests arrive so you can turn off the heat after having cocktails. Leave the lid on the pot whilst enjoying your starter; a Dutch oven will stay hot and keep the dish warm.
Serve with anything you want — rice, pasta, polenta (grilled?), couscous. But a loaf of crispy sourdough bread might just be perfect, too!
Everyone I know loves this simple dish. If you want to make it vegetarian, just leave out the chicken and add more mushrooms. If you can't find chanterelles, don't worry: any mushroom will work.
The fun part of cooking is to be easy on yourself. Don't stress out!
Pour your gang a chilled light red wine and ENJOY! We'll talk about dessert tomorrow.
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