Confit Chicken Mousse on Seeded Baguette
400g chicken breast (about 2 pieces)
1L olive oil or duck fat
3 garlic cloves, halved
1 stick cinnamon
1 star anise
100g chicken stock
150g butter (we recommend Pepe Saya salted)
2g white pepper
1/2 bunch parsley
flakey salt, to taste
Cover chicken breast in salt and sugar. Allow to sit overnight in the fridge.
The next day preheat your oven to 140°C. Place breast in an ovenproof dish, cover with olive oil and place in aromatics. Loosely cover with parchment to prevent the breast from floating up and caramelizing. Confit for 2 hours or until the flesh easily separates. Cool down to room temperature and place in the fridge overnight in an airtight container. The chicken breast can keep for a month submerged in olive oil.
Remove chicken from fat and cube. Blitz cubes in a thermomix or blender of your choice until it becomes completely broken down, about 1 minute on medium high. Add chicken stock, salt, white pepper and nutmeg. Add butter and blitz until smooth. Finally, add cream and blitz until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.
Spoon mousse on a plate, make a well and add olive oil, sprinkle on parsley. Serve with your favourite jam or dried fruit and nuts (eg. pistachios).