Creamy Chicken and Mushroom

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Creamy Mushroom and Chicken

This simple recipe will help you to make some delicious creamy chicken and mushroom, using chicken breasts. All the cooking is done on the stovetop, preferably using cast iron skillets.

making mushroom sauce
Simmering stock and wine before adding the cream

This recipe is a great family meal. It is very easy to make and you can serve it up with whatever vegetables you have to hand. It is good to eat with either some sort of potato or pasta, to mop up the delicious creamy mushroom sauce.

Chicken in a skillet

I have in the last year or so discovered the beauty of cooking in a cast-iron skillet. Before I acquired one of these I used to cook in aluminium frying pans, where the non-stick Teflon would eventually fail and they would have to be replaced.

cooking chicken in skillet
Cooking chicken in the mushroom sauce

 

Now I have a small 10” cast iron skillet that I cooked these in. The advantages of using a cast iron skillet are that it is easy to clean, and as long as you have seasoned it properly, they are great non-stick pans. They also do not warp with use, and on top of that, they will last forever if you look after them.

creamy chicken breast and mushroom

 

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I now use my skillet for nearly all my frying jobs, including fried eggs and bacon, so it was a no brainer to use it for this recipe as well.  

Making creamy chicken and mushroom

You can make this recipe in one or two skillets, depending on your preference. If you use just one pan it will take a bit longer as you will not be doing stuff in parallel. I actually used two skillets to make this so I could prepare the sauce while the chicken was being fried.

mushroom chicken recipe

 

It is important that you cook the chicken so that it is cooked through. I do not have a meat thermometer to test this so I find the best way is to cut into a breast, in the thickest part, and check it is not at all pink inside. It should be white and not too moist.

You could also use chicken thighs to make this recipe, but again make sure the chicken is properly cooked. It might be better to cook them in the oven for a while as well if you use thighs.

creamy chicken mushroom recipe
Creamy chicken and mushroom

You can serve this with vegetables, or with pasta or rice, depending on your preference. The sauce does make a delicious chicken and mushroom pasta dish.

I hope you enjoy making this meal. If you do, please let me know how you get on in the comments section below.

chicken in creamy mushroom sauce

How to make creamy chicken and mushroom

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom

creamy chicken and mushroom

This is a great family recipe and a super way to eat chicken breast in a delicious homemade creamy mushroom sauce.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 40g plain flour
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 100g button mushrooms, sliced
  • Chopped parsley
  • 100ml cream
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp dry thyme
  • Knob of butter
  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 100ml dry White wine

Instructions

  1. Clean the chicken breasts and remove any white bits. If the breasts are particularly thick you may want to cut them in half, lengthways, to make them thinner, otherwise, they will take longer to cook.
  2. Mix the flour with some salt and pepper to taste. Then use it to cover the chicken pieces, one by one, by dipping the chicken in the flour.
  3. Heat some olive oil in a skillet and then fry the chicken breasts for about 5-8 minutes each side, depending on thickness, until they are fully cooked through. Remove them to a plate.
  4. In the meantime prepare the sauce in another pan. Melt the butter and add the minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Then add the mushrooms and saute for about 5 minutes. Remove the mushrooms to a plate.
  5. Then put the stock and wine in the pan and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes until the liquid has reduced. Then add the cream and mix well.
  6. Finally, add the chicken and mushrooms to the pan and heat for about 5 minutes. Finally, taste the sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste, before garnishing with some parsley.

Notes

Serve up with some potatoes and greens, or with some white rice.

Alternatively, serve with some pasta to soak up the sauce - creamy chicken and mushroom pasta!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 403Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 134mgSodium: 174mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 41g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

 

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