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mother-in-law's awesome mushroom chicken breast

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Jayme Makowski
Bellaire, MI

This is a great chicken dish. Rich in flavor, the tarragon puts it over the top. Acquired from my mother-in-law Carol Makowski.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Jayme is right, this chicken breast recipe is awesome. The rich and creamy sauce with hints of tarragon is the perfect pairing to the slices of fresh mushrooms. Searing the chicken breasts gives them a nice crust that seals in the juices while they finish baking in the oven. Drizzling the mushroom sauce on top and dipping your chicken in it is amazing. This looks like a fancy recipe... no one has to know how easy it was to make.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mother-in-law's awesome mushroom chicken breast

  • 5 Tbsp
    butter or margarine, divided
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh parsley (or 1 teaspoon dried parsley)
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh tarragon (or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon)
  • 6
    chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless
  • 1 c
    chicken broth
  • 8 oz
    fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 sm
    onion, cut into ringlets
  • 2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 can
    heavy cream
  • 1/4 c
    dry white wine

How To Make mother-in-law's awesome mushroom chicken breast

  • Searing chicken breast in butter with parsley and tarragon.
    Heat oven to 400. In a large skillet, place 3 tablespoons of butter or margarine, parsley, and tarragon. Heat until butter is melted and hot. Saute, in butter mixture, chicken breasts for 6-8 minutes on each side. Remove chicken from skillet, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Heating broth in the skillet with brown bits.
    Pour broth into the skillet and heat it to boiling. Remove broth from skillet and set aside.
  • Sauteed onions and mushrooms in the pan with broth, cream, and wine.
    Saute onions and mushrooms in the remaining 2 Tbsp of butter or margarine; blend in flour. Add broth, cream, and wine to the skillet with mushrooms and onions, stirring constantly until boiling. Take the pan off the heat.
  • Sauce poured into a baking dish with chicken in the oven.
    Arrange chicken in a 9x13 casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray (I use butter flavored). Pour mushroom mixture over the chicken and bake for 20 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.
  • 5
    NOTES: This dish is best if you can use fresh herbs because the flavor is so intense, but if you don't have them dried herbs work just fine.

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