6 sprigs plus 1 tablespoon minced flat leaf parsley
1 sprig fresh thyme
salt, to taste
ground black pepper, to taste
Pinch cayenne pepper
Pinch ground nutmeg
200g shiitake mushrooms, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/2 cup heavy cream
4 cups 1-inch cubed poached chicken
1 tablespoon fresh chives
4pcs Bread bowls
In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt 1/4 cup of the butter, and saute the shallots until softened. Sprinkle in the flour, and cook for a minute.
Whisk in the sherry and broth and bring to a boil. Add the parsley and thyme sprigs, lower the heat and simmer.
Meanwhile, heat the remaining butter in a pan, saute the mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Strain the sauce into mushrooms and season with the salt, pepper, cayenne, and nutmeg. Whisk in the heavy cream.
Add the chicken, and chives to the sauce, and bring to a simmer. Serve immediately on bread bowls and garnish with parsley.