Sliced Chicken with Aromatic Espresso

  • Number of people4
  • DifficultyQuite good
  • Prep time
  • Cooking time


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 x 50 ml espressi
  • 1 stick of cinnamon (or 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon)
  • A few green cardamom pods
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger root
  • 50 g butter
  • 50 g honey
  • 500 ml chicken stock
  • 100 g crème fraîche
  • Salt and freshly-milled pepper


  • Slice the chicken breasts.
  • Pour the espressi into a saucepan, grate in the cinnamon, add half of the ginger and reduce.
  • Sear the chicken slices in a frying pan, using a little fat, and until cooked set to one side
  • Remove some of the fat from the frying pan, add the ginger, cardamom seeds and honey, and deglaze with the coffee mixture.
  • Moisten with the chicken stock, leave to reduce slightly and add the crème fraîche. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  • Just before serving, reheat the chicken in this coffee sauce and accompany it with vegetables, fresh tagliatelli or risotto.