Pan-fried Chicken with Madeira Port Sauce

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 15
Cooking Time: 30


  • Chicken:
  • 3 Tegel skinless chicken breasts fillets
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 3 tbsp rice bran oil
  • Madeira Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp chilled butter
  • 1 medium brown onion, diced finely
  • ½ red capsicum, diced finely
  • ¼ cup Madeira (or a dry Sherry)
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh sage
  • ¾ cup Campbell’s Real Stock - Chicken or Vegetable


  1. Prepare the chicken by removing the tenderloin (if there is one), then slice each breast through the middle lengthwise, starting at the thick end. You want to be left with two fillets, roughly the same thickness. Repeat with all.

  2. Sprinkle the flour onto a board, or plate, and season with salt and pepper. Now lightly coat each fillet and the tenderloins, in the flour.

  3. Heat oil in a heavy based pan. Cook each fillet until golden on one side, then turn and continue cooking until each fillet is cooked through (3-4 minutes). Do this in batches if you need to, as opposed to crowding the pan. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside. Wipe the pan clean.

  4. Make the Madeira sauce by heating the butter in the pan and adding the onion and diced red pepper. Cook until onions and peppers are softened.

  5. Add Madeira and bring to a simmer, scraping up browned bits, and cook for 2-3 minutes to let the alcohol “cook off”, before adding the herbs and stock. Simmer for 2-3 minutes more then add the chicken back into the pan, resting the fillets in the sauce, and cover. Cook for 3-5 minutes to let the chicken soak up some of the sauce.

  6. Remove the chicken to the serving plate(s). Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper and pour over chicken. Serve with thick cut chips to soak it up.

  7. Roasted Thick Cut Chips: 4 medium floury potatoes – washed, 3 tablespoons olive oil, Sea salt, Juice from one lemon. Pre-heat oven to 200 C. Cut each potato into 6-8 wedges lengthwise, put in an oven dish in one layer, toss in olive oil and sea salt and cook for 30 minutes or until golden brown and cooked. Squeeze lemon juice over just before serving.


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