Chicken & Mushrooms with Balsamic Cream Sauce

Wendy Rusch


What a wonderfully flavorful chicken dish. Full of mushrooms, onions and garlic flavors with hints of thyme and balsamic vinegar. I think next time I will add spinach to this as well. Not only will it add nice color, but the spinach, garlic and balsamic go great together.

The original recipe had this served with egg noodles, but I opted to serve this over mini penne pasta, (any pasta would suffice) I think it'd be great over rice too, white or brown.


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10 Min


15 Min


Stove Top


8 oz
favorite pasta, cooked to package directions
2-3 Tbsp
olive oil
2 large
boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2" medallions
sea salt, fresh cracked black pepper and granulated garlic
2-3 Tbsp
8 oz
mushrooms, button or baby portabellas, sliced
3 clove
garlic, minced
1 small
onion, chopped
1/2 tsp
thyme, dried
2 Tbsp
1 1/2-2 c
chicken stock
1-2 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar, do not substitute another kind of vinegar
3 Tbsp
2 large
handfuls of fresh baby spinach, if desired

Directions Step-By-Step

Prepare your pasta, set aside.
Heat olive oil in large skillet, sprinkle chicken medallions with salt, pepper and garlic. When oil is hot, add chicken cook 3-4 min and flip, cook another 3-4 min. Remove from pan, cover to keep warm and set aside.
Add butter to chicken skillet, when melted and hot, add onions and mushrooms, saute until onions are translucent. Add garlic and thyme, season with more sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper, cook 2 more minutes then sprinkle flour over top of onion mixture, stir well and cook 2 more min. Slowly pour in 1 1/2 cup stock, stirring briskly to incorporate flour, use whisk if needed. If sauce seems right consistency with 1 1/2 c of stock then stop there, if you want it thinner, add remaining 1/2 cup. Add in balsamic and simmer until thickened. Add in cream, chicken and spinach, if desired. Stirring occasionally until spinach is wilted. Serve over pasta.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #mushrooms, #chicken, #pasta