Cossack Chicken and Mushroom Pancakes

Very strangely I had this Cossack Chicken and Mushroom at the BBC canteen served with a parcel of mashed potato inside a crepe. The combination was entitled “Cossack Pancakes”. I liked it so much I rushed home to make it for Galit. Serves four

Cossack Chicken and Mushroom Pancakes

Steven Thomas


Ingredients for Cossack Chicken

  • 4 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Large Onion chopped .
  • 200 grams Mushrooms chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg ground fine
  • 3 tablespoons Double or Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream or Plain Yogurt or Crème Fraise
  • 1 cup cheese grated and/or crumbled (e.g. 50% yellow cheese and 50% Feta)
  • salt & pepper
  • 4 Chicken fillets about 350 grams
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Ingredients for Potato and Pancake Parcels

  • 750 grams potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 4 pre-cooked crepes


Instructions for Cossack Chicken

  • Preheat the oven to 200º C degrees
  • Cook mushrooms, onion and garlic until mushrooms are slightly browned (10 min)
  • Remove from heat
  • Stir nutmeg, creams, cheese, salt and pepper into mushroom mix
  • Reserve sauce
  • Sprinkle the paprika over the chicken
  • Fry or grill chicken until just golden
  • Transfer to baking dish
  • Pour over Mushroom mix from above
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Serve immediately

Instructions for Potato and Pancake Parcels

  • Boil potatoes (in salted water if you prefer) for 15-20 min until soft
  • Mash potatoes with or without butter and milk as you prefer
  • Put a big dollop of mashed potato on a crepe.
  • Fold over all four sides to form a parcel
  • Turn parcel over so edges are on the bottom
  • Serve immediately

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