Chicken Breast with Mushroom Cream Sauce

1
Krystal McDow

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@kmcdow

I got this from eatingwell.com. So delicious! You wouldn't even believe it is healthy!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
2
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 2
    5-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and tenders removed
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 1 medium
    shallot, minced
  • 1 c
    thinly sliced shiitake mushroom
  • 2 Tbsp
    dry vermouth, or dry white wine
  • 1/4 c
    reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp
    heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced fresh chives, or scallion greens

How to Make Chicken Breast with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Step-by-Step

  1. Season chicken with pepper and salt on both sides.
  2. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning once or twice and adjusting the heat to prevent burning, until brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, 12 to 16 minutes. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.
  3. Add shallot to the pan and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 2 minutes. Pour in vermouth (or wine); simmer until almost evaporated, scraping up any browned bits, about 1 minute. Pour in broth and cook until reduced by half, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in cream and chives (or scallions); return to a simmer. Return the chicken to the pan, turn to coat with sauce and cook until heated through, about 1 minute.
  4. Tip: It's difficult to find an individual chicken breast small enough for one portion. Removing the thin strip of meat from the underside of a 5-ounce breast—the “tender”—removes about 1 ounce of meat and yields a perfect 4-ounce portion. Wrap and freeze the tenders and when you have gathered enough, use them in a stir-fry or for oven-baked chicken fingers.
  5. NUTRITION
    Per serving: 275 calories; 15 g fat ( 5 g sat , 7 g mono ); 84 mg cholesterol; 5 g carbohydrates; 25 g protein; 1 g fiber; 373 mg sodium; 370 mg potassium.

    Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (34% daily value).

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About Chicken Breast with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy



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