California Prunes Chicken Supreme with Brandy Sauce

Makes: 4 servingsPrep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 rashers smoked bacon
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 x 160g chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper, freshly milled
  • 6 shallots, peeled
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 150g California Prunes
  • 1 tbsp tarragon
  • 50ml brandy
  • 285ml double cream


  1. Slice the bacon into strips, then add a splash of olive oil to a hot pan. Add the bacon and cook until golden and crispy.
  2. Score the chicken breasts and season with a little salt and pepper.
  3. Place the chicken into the pan seasoned side down and cook until golden brown.
  4. Slice the shallots and add to the pan.
  5. Chop the rosemary and thyme before adding to the pan.
  6. Spoon in the Dijon mustard before scattering in the California Prunes whole.
  7. Carefully add the brandy, now you can do one of two things:
    • light the brandy and burn off the alcohol or
    • boil off the brandy for a couple of minutes.
    If you are lighting the brandy, be careful and stand back as it burns, then use a pan lid to put it out.
  8. Pour in the double cream and stir together to make a delicious indulgent sauce.
  9. Simmer for 5 minutes until the chicken is cooked and season with a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with some wild rice and a green salad.


Peter Sidwell

Peter Sidwell

California Prune Board Ambassador Peter Sidwell, is a chef, baker, TV presenter, author, and innovator of all things food related. Peter has been a chef all his working life and over the years has developed a simple, fresh and innovative way of cooking which focuses on the importance of fine ingredients and technical know-how to ensure the best results. Peter has travelled the world cooking, talking and demonstrating his approach and explaining how and why it works so well for all manner of food offerings. Peter works both with chefs, consumers, food producers and retailers to innovate, create process or refine procurement. Working from his new innovation centre in England's beautiful Lake District, Peter and his team create exciting, attractive and mouth-watering new recipes with digital content, showcasing the delicious flavour and versatility of California Prunes.