The Hairy Bikers chicken breast (poulet de bresse) with artichokes and mushrooms recipe the Bikers chicken and Eggs show

Si and Dave served up tasty French style chicken breast (poulet de bresse) with lemony artichokes and mushrooms on the Hairy Bikers – Chicken & Egg show.

The Bikers says: “Lemon and artichoke work perfectly in this luxury dish. Brining the chicken makes it rich and succulent.”

The ingredients for the chicken are: 180g sea salt, 180g caster sugar, 4 chicken breasts, plain flour, for dusting, 25g butter, 1 tbsp olive oil and salt and freshly ground black pepper.

For the artichokes: 4 globe artichokes, 1 unwaxed lemon, zest and juice, 25g butter, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 shallot, finely chopped, 2 garlic cloves, crushed, 200g mushrooms, sliced, 200ml dry white wine and 1 bunch fresh basil, roughly chopped.