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Creamy Chicken and Mushrooms

Creamy Chicken and Mushrooms

Turn to kid-friendly Creamy Chicken and Mushrooms for those busy, weeknight meals. This chicken dish delivers a simple, healthy dinner the whole family will enjoy.

Cooking Light JANUARY 2012

  • Yield: Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 3 thyme sprigs
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced shallots
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 8 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup creme fraiche
  • 6 (2-ounce) toasted whole-grain bread slices

Preparation

Combine chicken broth, water, onion, thyme sprigs, and celery stalk in a saucepan. Add chicken; bring to a simmer. Simmer gently for 15 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove chicken from pan; cool. Shred chicken. Strain cooking liquid through a sieve over a bowl, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid; reserve remaining cooking liquid for another use. Discard solids. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil, shallots, and garlic; sauté 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add cremini mushrooms, kosher salt, and black pepper; sauté 3 minutes. Add wine; cook until liquid evaporates. Stir in flour; cook 1 minute. Stir in reserved cooking liquid; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute. ­Remove from heat; stir in chicken and crème fraîche. Serve over toasted bread slices.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 404
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated fat: 5.5g
  • Sodium: 708mg
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