Mushroom Sauce for chicken

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Mushroom Sauce for Chicken

Useful for lots of dishes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course This-That
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 595 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Chicken

  • 4 chicken breasts boneless skinless – thighs also work fine
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Herbs de Provence – or Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil

For the Mushroom Cream Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms about 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper cracked or a pinch of ground black pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese – freshly grated see note

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Season chicken generously with salt and pepper. Sprinkle all over with Herbs de Provence (or Italian seasoning).
  • In a large cast iron skillet (or other oven-safe skillet – see note), combine oil and butter over medium-high heat.
  • Once butter is melted, add the chicken and brown on each side for 1-2 minutes until you get a nice browned color. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, begin preparing the sauce by adding the butter. Once melted, stir in garlic and mushrooms and sauté 2-3 minutes until mushrooms are browned and garlic is fragrant.
  • Stir in chicken broth, heavy cream, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, cook for two minutes at a high boil. Remove from heat.
  • Return chicken to skillet. Spoon sauce over the chicken, then transfer skillet to the oven to bake for 15-20 minutes until chicken is cooked through and sauce has reduced (it should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon).
  • Spoon the mushroom sauce over the chicken and serve.

Notes

Skillet: I prefer a cast-iron skillet to get a really nice browned exterior on the chicken, but a good quality stainless steel pan will work too – simply add an extra teaspoon or two of oil to the pan to keep the chicken from sticking and brown the chicken over medium-low heat.
Baking dish option: No oven-safe skillet? No problem. Simply prepare the chicken and mushroom sauce as written in any skillet you have, then transfer to a baking dish/casserole dish before transferring to the oven.
Parmesan: Sometimes I add a few tablespoons of freshly grated Parmesan cheese to the sauce, it really takes this sauce over the top! Be sure to grate it yourself from a block – do not use per-shredded Parmesan as it does not melt and incorporate into the sauce as well as freshly-grated Parmesan does and can give your sauce a gritty texture.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Paulson Pursuits is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

Nutrition

Calories: 595kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 53gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 21gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 237mgSodium: 803mgPotassium: 1098mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1236IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 96mgIron: 2mg
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