Meals with Chicken: Crumble Chicken and grilled portobello mushrooms: no sos vos, soy yo

I'm going to tell you something: one day my cuerpacho, without me to tell him anything, he stopped eating meals with chicken.

I could never explain why, but it happened: a good day, I sat in front of a plate of chicken and not what I wanted. I could not cook meals with chicken. I generated rejection to manipulate the flesh.

Before anything, OBVIOUSLY, I consulted with my psychoanalyst.

Because I heard a lot of this story of “my body does not want such a thing” in the mouth of the vegetarians. And as I always I'm here bothering the vegetarians, well, I thought that it was a sort of self-recrimination unconscious by so much nonsense.

My psychoanalyst told me to stop fucking. That let's talk about my mother. I went.

I continued to try meals with chicken in a long time. Years, I would say.

Until I had a dream who reveals.

Sounded the bell of my house. He opened the door and, standing there, a chicken. The chicken looked at me in the eyes and said to me: No sos vos, soy yo.

I took the dream to a psychoanalyst and said to me: we're going to leave here.

I told him: no, pará, tirame a cable. He looked at Me with the face of a pagame and andate. I paid him and off I went.

The thing is that my dream was repeated. Again the doorbell, the door, the chicken, seriously: NO SOS VOS, SOY YO.

It occurred to me to call Paul, Paul the Smuggler, one who brings chickens to your house, chickens organic.

I told Paul all: that he could not taste-test foods with chicken, and my dream with the chicken.

-Is going on, lately -I said

- How people can not eat chicken?, do the people you are buying less chicken?

-People have been dreaming of chickens.

- How people are dreaming of chickens?

-Yes, that. Chickens they talk, they apologize, tell them things.

- And do you have it in you?

-I am a coyote.


-It is because now the chickens come with another flavor, I injected things, make them grow up faster... you may want to try one of my chicks you will see as you go back to eating meals with chicken. I pagás when you can.

No sos vos, soy yo. No sos vos, soy yo. ¡Claro! Don Watson! It's not me, it's the chicken! It is not that I didn't like more meals with chicken. Is that THE CHICKEN was less appetizing than ever. It shuts Me out!

Took Paul, one of their chickens, to test. “Any little thing I llamás”, I said when you said goodbye.

The end of the story as you can imagine: I tried the chicken, it was delicious, and came back to cook and eat meals with chicken, I take a liking to the chicken, I was reminded of some unforgettable moments of my childhood, eating the feet with the hand, playing the wishbone of luck with my brother, chicken scallion, chicken in garlic sauce, to the Portuguese, meals made in my home and that I learned to make...

-Doctor, let's talk about my mom.



for 4 servings

For the crumble:

  • 300g. flour
  • 200g. butter
  • 3 tbsp. parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp. panzonas of bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp. salt


For the chicken:

  • 2 and 1/2 supreme (leg and thigh, boneless)*
  • 10 fungi portobelos small
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 shallots
  • Fresh herbs: mint, rosemary, and oregano
  • 1 good splash of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (optional)




Although the recipe can be made with other part of the chicken, I recommend to use leg and thigh and not breast. In meals with chicken need to be careful because the biggest risk is that the chicken is dry. This crumble has a double cooking: the first and then it goes to the oven to brown, so that using the leg and thigh we make sure that the chicken is juicy.


on the blueberries in this meal

Don't be boring Marta, ponele blueberries. Give a special touch which combines perfect. Do not convert food into sweet, the blueberries are slightly acidic and it is a nice surprise when one arrives at the end of the crumble. ¡Animate!



Meals with Chicken: crumble chicken and portobelos

the way to do it

1. To make the crumble: place in a bowl the flour, the parmesan, the bread crumbs and the salt. Mix.

2. Add the butter, well chilled and diced. Mix with your hands, trying to touch as less as possible so as not to transmit heat. Will be a kind of wet sand. Reserve in the refrigerator until the moment of use. This is what will make it stay crispy.


3. Cut the chicken into small pieces, 2×2 approx. The measure is important, because we want us to be well cooked, but not dry. If you cut it smaller, you can dry. If you cut it larger, it may be crude.

4. Seal the chicken quickly in olive oil hot. Remove and do not wash the pot.

5. On this background of cooking, add, if necessary, a little more olive oil and brown them with the onion and the shallots. The shallots well chopped. the onion in large chunks.

6. Add mushrooms grilled portobello mushrooms cut in quarters, cook for just a couple of minutes, until they lose the consistency that they have when they are raw.

7. Add the chicken and squirt of balsamic vinegar. Move a little to release the alcohol from the balsamic vinegar.

8. Incorporate the broth of chicken and the herbs chopped. Careful with the rosemary and oregano: they are invasive, not to put too much. And quiet with the mint loses most of its fresh flavor when cooked.

9. Cook until the broth reduce heat to strong: about 15-20 minutes.


10. To assemble the crumble of chicken: can be in individual bowls or in a large bowl. Place a handful of blueberries in the background, a few just. On these, place the chicken with a little of their juice. The juice should not reach to the top. Place the top of a nice amount of crumble, without crushing, fine pulverization.

11. Take an oven safe (or better, a hot grill) for a few minutes, until the top looks golden.



Meals with Chicken: crumble chicken and portobelos

so cute it is



and here are a few fotelis of the day what we ate, that was when the filming of the Gourmet

The arms are of Lucy, Agnes and my comadre.


Above, to the left, a microphone.