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Chicken & Mushrooms in Herb Sauce

Chicken & Mushrooms in Herb Sauce

Chicken & Mushrooms in Herb Sauce

Chicken & Mushrooms in Herb Sauce

 Chicken and Mushrooms in Herb Sauce

This recipe is great for those evenings you are running  behind in the schedule. There is the entree of chicken breasts with a mushroom her b sauce to put over rice, pasta or potatoes. Just add a green veggie such as green beans and a salad of cabbage apple slaw, and ending with the family’s favorite dessert.  May I suggesr peach up-side down cake for the dessert.  

Chicken & Mushrooms in Herb Sauce
 
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Mushrooms and chicken breasts in a creamy and herb flavored sauce to enhance rice, pasta or potatoes. Comfort food at its best.
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Recipe type: Poultry
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 large chicken breasts,skinless, boned and halved
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon rubbed sage
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup cream *
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup large fresh white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ¼ cup chicken broth or more as needed
Instructions
  1. Butterfly ** the chicken breasts and pound to make them equal thickness.
  2. Mix the bread crumbs, thyme, sage, black pepper and sea salt in a plastic bag.
  3. Pour the cream into a bowl.
  4. Heat the olive oil and butter in a skillet.
  5. Dip each of the chicken pieces into the cream then in bag of seasoned bread crumbs, shake to coat the chicken with crumbs.
  6. Lay the chicken pieces into the hot oil/butter mixture.
  7. Brown the chicken on both sides.
  8. Remove to a plate and keep warm.
  9. Pour the broth in the skillet, breaking loose any crumbs in the skillet*** with a whisk.
  10. Add the flour and stir to blend; add more chicken broth if too thick.
  11. Return the chicken to the skillet and layer the sliced mushrooms over the chicken.
  12. Heat chicken and mushrooms in the sauce until cooked through.
  13. Serve over rice, pasta or mashed potatoes.
Notes
*Undiluted evaporated milk can be used as cream substitute.
**Remove the fat from chicken breast; to butterfly, cut horizontally through the thickest part of the breast until it opens up as a book. do not cut through or off. Pound the piece of breast between wax paper, to get it equal in thickness.
***To deglaze a pan, pour a small amount of liquid into pan of residue bits of chicken to loosen and heat to become a part of the sauce before adding the flour and liquid. ......Julia Ann and cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice® brings you great recipes for your cooking experience. ©2007-2017 Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S. Pat. & Trdmk. Off.” Reg. “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office. “Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® All rights reserved.

 √ Benefits of Mushrooms:

  • They are low in calories and sodium
  • They  are fat-free, cholesterol free, gluten-free.
  • They are a good source of B vitamins, i.e. riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid.
  • They have vitamin D, copper, copper, potassium and selenium.
  • They provide antioxidants to protect inflammation from disease and strengthen the immune system.

√ For more Benefits of Mushroom information go to www. mushroominfo.com/benefits.

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Braised Fennel and Carrots

 Netta Belle’s Choice® Braised Fennel and Carrots

Dish of fennel and braised carrots.

 

 Fennel

Fennel has a flavor of anise, a mild licorice taste.  In many of the grocery stores it is sold as anise. Fennel can be eaten raw in salads with vegetables or fruits, cooked by braising, sauteing, stir-frying, steaming, or roasting.  It is an excellent source of Vitamin C, dietary fiber, potassium, manganese and folate.  The seeds are used in sausage, meat loaf, tomato sauces and bread. The seeds make a nice flavor to a fruit salad with the mild licorice taste.

Carrots

Carrots, a versatile vegetable, are good to snack raw or even in a cake for dessert. Carrots are in salads, side dishes, stews, soups and roasts.  They have a sweet taste, particularly when cooked in any variety of techniques as in Braised Fennel and Carrots.  Vitamin A is the highest nutrient in carrots, along with vitamin K, dietary fiber, vitamin C, potassium, manganese as well as smaller percentages of vitamin B6, B3, B1, B2 and E.


Braised Fennel and Carrots
 
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Enjoy the mild anise flavor and herbs of fennel with the sweetness of carrots for a vegetable side dish to serve with roast pork or a tofu entree.
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Recipe type: Vegetable
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 fennel bulb, cut into quarters lengthwise
  • 1½ cups carrots cut into quarters lengthwise
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried whole thyme leave
  • ½ teaspoon Netta Belle's Choice Flavour-Enhancer Spice Blend
Instructions
  1. Trim fennel bulb, cut off stems, leaves and the bottom.
  2. Wash thoroughly, cut into quarters. Cut out the core or heart of the bulb.
  3. Wash and scrape carrots, cut into 3-inches pieces then quarters.
  4. Mince garlic cloves.
  5. Combine broth, oil, garlic, fennel, carrots into a large saucepan.
  6. Bring vegetables to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat to simmer until vegetables are tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  8. Remove vegetables to a warm bowl, cover and keep warm.
  9. Increase heat on liquid, reduce to ⅓ cup, about 5 minutes.
  10. Mix the wine vinegar, sugar, thyme and Flavour-Enhancer Spice Blend.
  11. Heat through.
  12. Pour the seasoned syrup over the warm vegetables before serving.
Notes
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Netta Belle's Choice Flavour Enhancer Spice Blend

Netta Belle’s Choice Flavour Enhancer Spice Blend

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Planting Kitchen Herbs for Preserving

Pot is ready for setting out the herbs.  Planting kitchen herbs in containers.

Planter is setting in the full sun, with some afternoon shade.Planter is setting in the full sun, with some afternoon shade. This has 2 parsley on the left, 3 basil in the center and 1 variegated oregano in front.  These herbs are often identified as Mediterranean  selection.

Because this was a large plant and will grow taller, it was placed in separate pot.

Because this was a large plant and will grow taller, it was placed in separate pot. Rosemary will be used  on meat, poultry, fish, pasta and some vegetables.

This is a trial and error pot.  There may be too much spreading of these plants for the pot.

This is a trial and error pot. There may be too much spreading of the large leaf Greek oregano and smaller leaf English thyme. Oregano and thyme are used in soups, on meats, or pasta dishes.

Planted herbs for preserving

Oregano, basil & parsley planting & ready for preserving

 Containers of fresh herbs are ready for  using. They can be grown in the house if there is sunlight and warm. Planting kitchen herbs for preserving can be done by drying, storing in glass jars or freeze.

Drying herbs

Drying herbs in a hot and dry place                                                                                  

Jars of dried herbs

Jars of dried herbs: parsley, thyme, oregano & rosemary                                                                                                  

Rosemary & thyme for freezing

Ready to freeze rosemary and thyme                                                                                                                                                                                                                           cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice® Spices, bring you great recipes, outstanding herbs and spices for your cooking experience.

Netta Belle's Choice 6 pack of Herbs and Spices

Netta Belle’s Choice 6 pack of Herbs and Spices

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