Thursday, July 12, 2012

Dinner idea: Chicken with Mushrooms and Balsamic Cream Sauce

Today's dinner idea is "Chicken with Mushrooms and Balsamic Cream Sauce" (Recipe courtesy Rachael Ray)

This recipe is easy just like the recipe I blogged about the other day
...Click HERE for DInner idea #1

[Ingredients (4 servings)]
2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 6 oz
2 tablespoons butter
12 cremini or baby portobello mushrooms, sliced
12 shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and sliced
12 white mushrooms, sliced
2 large cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon thyme leaves, a couple of sprigs, chopped
2 large shallots, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 
3 tablespoons heavy cream or half-and-half
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

Preheat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add extra-virgin olive oil. 
Season chicken liberally with salt and pepper and add to the hot skillet. Cook the chicken for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan and cover with foil to keep warm.

Return the skillet to the heat, turn heat back a bit, and add the butter. Once the butter melts add the mushrooms and brown brown stirring occasionally for about 4 to 5 minutes. ***I only used white mushrooms. 
Once the mushrooms are brown, season with salt and pepper then add the garlic, thyme, and shallots. Cook stirring occasionally for about 2 minutes or until the shallots are wilted.
Sprinkle the flour into the pan and cook 2 minutes more. 
Whisk in the stock, balsamic vinegar and the cream. 
Turn the heat up to high and simmer for about 2 minutes or until thickened.

Slice the chicken on an angle. Add the parsley and the chicken back to the skillet to heat up, about 1 minute.

The original recipe uses Orzo as a side dish, but I didn't have it.
So I just used quinoa and made my husband's favorite dish "Herbed Quinoa" ***Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis

Hearty and creamy delicious!! 

1 comment:

  1. That looks so good!My husband hates mushrooms or else I would be all over that and making it tonight.