Sally's Recipe Of The Week: Chicken With Mushroom Sauce
Chicken with Mushroom Sauce
This mushroom sauce can be used on steak or pork as well as chicken. You could also serve it as a pasta sauce. I keep chicken breasts in my freezer. Recently there was a BOGO on chicken breasts so I stocked up. I slice them open like a book so they are thinner and thaw faster. Also feel free to try different mushrooms. I used button because that's what I had.
Here is what you will need for the sauce:
1 package (8 ounces) of sliced button mushrooms
2 TBS unsalted butter
1 TBS olive oil
2 to 3 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup white wine, not too sweet
1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
1 cup heavy cream or half and half
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 tsp fresh oregano, leaves taken off the stem and chopped
salt and pepper
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast
In a skillet heat the olive oil and melt the butter on medium high. Season the chicken on both sides with salt and fresh black pepper.
Brown the chicken on both sides so they have a good color. Don't worry about cooking it all the way through because you will be putting it in the sauce to finish it off.
When the chicken gets a good color on both sides, remove it from the pan, cover and set aside.
Add the mushrooms to the skillet. If you need a little more butter or oil that's fine. Do not season the mushrooms at this point.
When the mushrooms soften season with salt and pepper. Add your garlic and oregano to the skillet and stir for about a minute.
Add in the wine and stir, scrapping up any brown bits in the bottom of the skillet. Keep stirring until the wine is mostly evaporated.
Add in the broth, cream and Parmesan. Stir until it starts to come to a bubble then turn down the heat so it is simmering. Do not boil, your sauce may split. Just let it simmer stirring occasionally. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning as needed.
When the sauce starts to thicken place the chicken back in the skillet and let it cook through.
You can serve as is or on top of rice or pasta! Lets Eat!