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Chicken and Mushrooms

Chicken and Mushrooms

If you’re due for a wonderful home-cooked meal, this chicken and mushrooms dinner is it!

 

In this recipe, chicken breasts are pounded thin, simply seasoned with a combination of spices and cooked until golden brown. Then the mushrooms are sautéed in butter with the delicious pan juices to make a flavorful sauce.

 

Here we serve the chicken and mushrooms over a bed of homemade mashed potatoes for a meal that is worthy of a special occasion.

Thin chicken breasts covered in brown mushroom gravy served on a bed of mashed potatoes on a gray plate.

 

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To make this chicken and mushrooms dinner you will need

2 Large Chicken Breasts, boneless and skinless, pounded to ¼ inch thick (about 1½ pounds)

1 teaspoon Salt

1 teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 teaspoon Onion Powder

½ teaspoon Paprika

¼ teaspoon Fresh Ground Pepper

2 tablespoons Olive Oil

8 ounces Mushrooms, sliced (not too thin so they hold up in the sauce)

2 tablespoons Butter

2 tablespoons All Purpose Flour

2 cups Chicken Broth

 

Prep Work

Add the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and black pepper to a small bowl and stir to combine.

 

Clean the mushrooms and slice them. Don’t slice them too thin so they hold up in the sauce. Then, measure out the rest of the ingredients.

Thin chicken breasts, sliced mushrooms, spices, butter, flour, chicken broth and olive oil measured out and displayed on a wood cutting board.

 

Cut each chicken breast in half, lengthwise to make two thinner pieces. Pound each piece down to about ¼ inch thick using a meat mallet. Season the chicken on both sides with the prepared seasoning mix.

Seasoned, thin chicken breasts on a metal baking sheet.

 

Cook the chicken

Heat the olive oil in a large, deep skillet  over medium heat. When the oil is hot, but not smoking,add the chicken. Arrange them so that they are not overlapping.

Thin chicken breasts cooking in a large, metal skillet.

 

Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side (depending on the thickness) until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through.

Cooked thin chicken breasts in a large skillet.

 

Make sure the internal temperature of the chicken is at least 165°F at the thickest part. Use an instant read thermometer to be sure.

An instant read thermometer registering 165 degrees.

 

Remove the skillet from the heat. Remove the chicken from the skillet and place it on a plate or pan.

 

Cover the plate loosely with a piece of foil and/or place in the microwave or oven, the chicken will stay warm away from drafts.

 

Make the mushroom sauce

Do not wash the skillet. Place it back over medium heat and add the butter.

 

When the butter is melted and foaming, add the mushrooms. Cook the mushrooms for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently.

Sliced mushrooms being cooked in a large skillet.

 

Sprinkle the flour over the mushrooms and stir well to mix. Cook the mushrooms for 2 minutes to cook the flour a bit, stirring frequently.

Sliced mushrooms and flour being cooked in a large skillet.

 

Slowly add the chicken broth to the mushroom mixture, while stirring and gently scraping any bits off the bottom of the skillet. Use a wooden spoon or spatula and move in small circles around the pan.

Chicken broth being added to sliced mushrooms in a large skillet.

 

Bring the mushroom sauce to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens, stirring occasionally.

Sliced mushrooms simmering in chicken broth.

 

The sauce will thicken as it simmers. If it is not thickening, continue to simmer it gently. Do not crank the heat. Also, keep in mind that as the sauce starts to cool, it will thicken further.

A deep brown mushroom sauce in a skillet.

 

Taste the mushroom sauce and add salt, if needed. As a reference, we did not need to add extra salt to our sauce.

 

Add the chicken back to the skillet. Turn it to coat with the mushroom sauce. Then, lower the heat to medium-low, cover and cook about 5 minutes to warm through.

Thin chicken breasts in a deep brown mushroom sauce.

 

Serve the chicken and mushrooms over a bed of homemade mashed potatoes, if desired.

Thin chicken breasts covered in brown mushroom gravy served on a bed of mashed potatoes on a gray plate.

 

If you’re looking for more delicious chicken recipes, give one of these a try!

Linguine with Chicken and Tomatoes

Chicken Foil Packs

Chicken Katsu

Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole

Spicy Baked Chicken

Chicken Steak

Breaded Chicken Steak

 

Thin chicken breasts covered in brown mushroom gravy served on a bed of mashed potatoes on a gray plate.
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Chicken and Mushrooms

If you're due for a wonderful home-cooked meal, this chicken and mushrooms dinner is it!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken dinner
Servings: 4
Calories: 343kcal
Author: Elizabeth

Ingredients

  • pounds Chicken Breast boneless and skinless, pounded to ¼ inch thick (2 chicken breasts)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon Fresh Ground Pepper or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 8 ounces Mushrooms sliced (not too thin)
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 tablespoons All Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth

Instructions

  • Add the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and black pepper to a small bowl and stir to combine.
  • Cut each chicken breast in half, lengthwise to make two thinner pieces. Pound each piece down to about ¼ inch thick using a meat mallet. Season the chicken on both sides with the prepared seasoning mix.
  • Clean the mushrooms and slice them. Don't slice them too thin so they hold up in the sauce.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the chicken.
  • Cook 3-5 minutes on each side (depending on the thickness) until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through.
  • Make sure the internal temperature of the chicken at its thickest part is at least 165°F
  • Remove the skillet from the heat. Remove the chicken from the skillet and place it on a plate or pan and keep warm.
  • Do not wash the skillet. Place it back over medium heat and add the butter.
  • When the butter is melted and foaming add the mushrooms. Cook the mushrooms for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the mushrooms, stirring well to mix. Cook the mushrooms for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Slowly add the chicken broth to the mushroom mixture, while stirring and gently scraping any bits off the bottom of the skillet. Use a wooden spoon or spatula, moving in small circles around the pan.
  • Bring the mushroom sauce to a simmer and cook for approximately 5 minutes (or until it thickens), stirring occasionally. Taste the mushroom sauce and add salt and pepper, to taste, if needed.
  • Add the chicken back to the skillet. Turn it to coat with the mushroom sauce. Then, lower the heat to medium-low, cover and cook about 5 minutes to warm through.

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Nutrition

Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 1263mg | Potassium: 913mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 11.5mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1.4mg
The nutritional information above is computer generated and is only an estimate. There is no guarantee that it is accurate.This data is provided as a courtesy for informational purposes only.

 


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2 thoughts on “Chicken and Mushrooms”

  • I served this with angel hair pasta. I followed the recipe but once we’ were ready to eat, I took chicken breasts out and added about 8 ounces of angel hair pasta to the sauce and mixed it up then topped with chicken breasts. Delicious!

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