Michael Caines on ITV's This Morning Recipe
Michael joined celebrity Joanna Page on This Morning to demonstrate her newly learned cooking skills since competing in the latest series of Cooking with the Stars. The pair will be joining a host of celebrities in the latest series of Cooking with the Stars which starts on Tuesday 4th July on ITV1 and ITVX. See recipe from This Morning below:  

Chicken breast with asparagus, peas mushrooms cream sauce

 Serves 4

4 free range ‘Ark’ chicken breasts, each 200g

12 asparagus tips

Unsalted butter

100gr Frozen peas

Sprig of thyme

20gr Unsalted butter

Vegetable oil

Salt and pepper

White wine sauce

25g onion chopped

200g sliced button mushrooms

1 garlic cloves, peeled and grated with a micro plain

100ml dry white wine

100g unsalted butter

2 sprigs of thyme

1 bay leaf

1 tpsn Dijon mustard

250ml Chicken stock

50ml double cream


Sauce; Sweat the chopped onions and garlic and garlic in 20g of the butter, without colouring. Add the thyme and bay leaf and sweat for a further 2 minutes, now add the sliced mushrooms and sweet until slippery.

Add the white wine and reduce to nothing before adding the chicken stock, Dijon mustard and cream.

Bring to the boil and simmer and reduce to required consistency. Season with salt and pepper and remove bay leaf, add the peas and leave to stand.

e brandy and reduce down to nothing. Add the chicken stock and reduce by half, then add the cream. Whisk in the remaining butter in small pieces. Season the sauce with salt and pepper and set aside.

Chicken breast; Whilst the sauce is reducing, season the chicken breasts, take a large frying pan and heat, add oil and the place the chicken breast skin side down and seal until golden brown, now add a knob of butter and a sprig of thyme and place in the pre heated oven 200°c for 6 minutes, remove and turn and continue   cooking for a further 8 minutes until cooked through (time might differ depending on size). Remove from the oven and leave to stand.

Asparagus;  Cut the asparagus tips to the same length, place into a frying/thick bottomed pan with some olive oil and season with salt and pepper, fry gently with a lid on top for approximately   2 minutes, then add a tpsn of water and continue to cook for 1 minute.

To serve; place 3 asparagus tips into the middle of the plate, then the chicken breasts on top. Now spoon over and around the mushroom white wine sauce.


  Cooking with the Stars: Emma Willis and Tom Allen preside over all the action as eight celebrities are paired with professional chefs who will mentor them. Michael is paired with Joanna Page of Gavin and Stacey fame in a bid to transform her from amateur to expert in a matter of weeks. Other celebrities in the show include, Jason Watkins, boxing legend Chris Eubank, Coronation Street’s Samia Longchambon, singer and television personality Peter Andre. Along with Michael Caines, other professional chefs taking part are British chef and TV presenter Rosemary Shrager, chef director Jack Stein and Michelin Starred French chef Jean-Christophe Novelli. Who can handle the heat and go all the way to the end to become the culinary champion of this exciting cooking competition? You’ll have to watch! ITV1 Tuesday 4th July, 9-10pm