"I’ve always loved traditional beef stroganoff, but swap the beef for chicken, and it is dyn-o-mite! It comes together so quickly on a weeknight." —Todd English
1 pound skinned and boned chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 pound Shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
2 shallots, minced
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 cup Cognac
1 (16-oz.) package wide egg noodles
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
How to Make It
Sprinkle chicken with 1 tsp. salt and 1⁄2 tsp. pepper. Cook in hot oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, stirring often, 7 minutes or until done. Remove from pan.
Melt butter in pan. Add mushrooms and shallots, and sauté 5 minutes or until mushrooms release their liquid and begin to soften. Stir in thyme and dry mustard. Cook 1 minute.
Remove pan from heat; stir in cognac, and carefully ignite the fumes just above mixture with a long match or long multipurpose lighter. Let flames die down.
Prepare pasta according to package directions.
Meanwhile, return pan to heat; cook over medium heat, stirring often, until liquid is reduced to about 1 Tbsp. Stir in broth, and cook 5 to 7 minutes or until reduced by half. Reduce heat to low, and stir in cream and Dijon mustard. Cook, stirring often, 10 minutes or until reduced by half. Return chicken to pan. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with remaining 1⁄2 tsp. salt and 1⁄2 tsp. pepper. Pour chicken-and-sauce mixture over hot cooked pasta, and toss to coat. Serve immediately.