Thursday, September 19, 2013

Chicken and Mushrooms in a White Wine Sauce - a Quick and Easy Mid Week Supper.

Thirty minute meals are a wonder but wouldn't it be better if they were 20 minute meals with all the flavor of a slow cooked casserole? Well, I think this gets close.  The secret to boneless, skinless chicken breasts is to sear them so you get that delicious golden glow and then gently poach them in a sauce so they stay deliciously moist.  Lots of great flavor enhancers like lemons, white wine and fresh herbs definitely help the cause.  Some warm bread to dip into the sauce is a must with this.

Chicken and Mushrooms in a White Wine Sauce.

1 packet of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Olive oil
1-2 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons of all purpose flour seasoned with salt and pepper
2-4 shallots, finely chopped
salt and pepper
2 cloves of garlic, very finely chopped
1/4 cup of white wine
1/4 cup of chicken stock
One basket of mushrooms (I used organic Baby Bella) wiped and sliced
1 tablespoon of heavy cream

In a large saute pan heat the oil and the butter until hot.

Dry the chicken breasts and dredge them lightly in the flour seasoned with salt and pepper.

Add the shallots to the pan and saute until soft, add the garlic and saute for a further 2 minutes or so, don't let the garlic burn.

Push the shallots and garlic to one side of the pan and add the chicken. Cook the chicken breasts until they are beautifully golden on each side.  Season with a sprinkling of parsley.

Add the wine and the chicken stock.

Bring to the boil and turn down to a simmer.

Add the mushrooms, partially cover the chicken with a lid and let the sauce and mushrooms simmer around the chicken until the chicken is cooked through.  These chicken breasts were on the chunky side so it took about 5 - 7 minutes.

When just cooked through, remove the chicken to a platter and cover.

Add the cream to the sauce and swirl gently until it is incorporated.

Pour the sauce over the chicken and let rest for 5 minutes or so.  Just before you serve it, sprinkle chopped parsley over the top.


  1. I may have to stop reading your blog Mary, it makes me too hungry. I am trying to not think about dinner yet and then I see this loveliness. I know that chicken and mushrooms are a classic, but I never think of them together somehow! Oh well, another thing to try and remember to try sometime.

  2. Mmmm. My kind of dinner. Quick, simple, and so delicious. Love the mushrooms in there!

  3. yum, now u sound like Jamie, Mary! I am all sports to try out anything that can be prepared in a jiffy, look at that creamy chicken, delicious!

  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous! I can't wait to dip my bread in that sauce!

  5. Another beauty, Mary. I was just wondering what to make for dinner tonite.
    Thanks! xo

  6. Oh what a juicy piece of meat! That looks really delicious!

  7. Dipping the bread should be mandatory Mary! A forever good chicken recipe.

  8. looks delicious! Quick and easy too!

  9. Oh darn! I made Cornish hens for dinner tonight but I came {{{{this}}}} close to making chicken breasts. When I dug into the freezer I pulled the hens out first, lol...Maybe it's a good thing though. The next time I go digging, I'll be sure and reach for the chicken breasts. Your dish looks delicious Mary and that's on a full belly, lol...

    Thanks for sharing...

  10. This sounds wonderful. I am always looking for new recipes for chicken.

  11. You are right! I usually make this sort of chicken when we have company, but it's so quick and easy, I should make it on weeknights! Yours looks absolutely impeccable! Perfection and I am SOOOOOO hungry now! :(

  12. Hi Mary,
    very glad I discovered your blog.
    It has delightful recipes and great pictures, all in all very inspiring!
    The chicken with mushroom sauce looks so good and is easy to prepare.

  13. This looks delicious! Chicken, wine and mushroom, delicious combination of flavours! Yum!

  14. I love dinner like this and I just bought mushrooms. Always have chicken! Your photos are soo good!

  15. What a great dish. So simple yet full of flavor and perfect with a bit of bread so soak up the yummy sauce. Beautiful!

  16. Looks absolutely delicious. What's not to love? Chicken, wine, mushrooms, YUM!

  17. I so love a good thirty minute meal! This looks great!

  18. I love the flavours in your recipe! The finished dish looks so wonderful!

  19. Very juicy, tender and loaded with flavours!

  20. It's almost bedtime for me, but this dish looks so good that I'd love to eat some now. I'm such a fan of mushrooms. Yep, I'm pinning this one for a future dinner. Yum!

  21. I love dinner like this and I just bought mushrooms. Always have chicken! Your photos are soo good!
    What a great dish. So simple yet full of flavor and perfect with a bit of bread so soak up the yummy sauce. Beautiful! for more information: White Wine

  22. I made this one tonight, Mary. It was another hit. Thank you :)


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