Make an easy chicken dish topped with a savory mushroom sauce for a tasty meal that's ready in minutes.
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 teaspoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped shallots
1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms
2 minced garlic cloves
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
How to Make It
Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and pound to 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add canola oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Transfer chicken to a serving platter; keep warm.
Add shallots and mushrooms to pan; sauté for 4 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; sauté for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in wine, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; bring to a boil. Cook until liquid almost evaporates. Sprinkle mushroom mixture with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and flour; cook 30 seconds, stirring frequently. Add broth to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes or until slightly thick. Remove pan from heat; add butter and thyme, stirring until butter melts. Serve with chicken.
Simple, easy and delicious! I did't have white wine, so I used a little red wine instead- it was SOOOOO delicious! Easy clean-up, since it only uses one skillet.
I would definitely make this again, both for every day (this was a busy Wednesday night) or for guests. Served with black japonica rice, on which I drizzled a little of the sauce. Thanks!
I thought was a really tasty recipe to start from. However, I agree it needs "something". We added lemon juice at the end. I agree capers would work, I can even agree with the person suggesting bacon. At any rate this sauce is a great starting point.
made the chicken and mushroom sauce exactly as directed except I placed it in a burger.. wow.. best burger ever :P it was so perfect, I had no idea I was able to make something so good! you have to try it.
Outstanding! I made it exactly according to the recipe. Very easy, with ingredients I always have on hand. DH loved it a d wants it "in the rotation". I am always looking for a tasty after-work easy meal, nd this is perfect. Don't forget the thyme. It adds the final touch.