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Chicken & Mushrooms in Herb Sauce

Mushrooms and chicken breasts in a creamy and herb flavored sauce to enhance rice, pasta or potatoes. Comfort food at its best.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Poultry
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts skinless, boned and halved
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cream *
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup large fresh white button mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth or more as needed

Instructions

  • Butterfly ** the chicken breasts and pound to make them equal thickness.
  • Mix the bread crumbs, thyme, sage, black pepper and sea salt in a plastic bag.
  • Pour the cream into a bowl.
  • Heat the olive oil and butter in a skillet.
  • Dip each of the chicken pieces into the cream then in bag of seasoned bread crumbs, shake to coat the chicken with crumbs.
  • Lay the chicken pieces into the hot oil/butter mixture.
  • Brown the chicken on both sides.
  • Remove to a plate and keep warm.
  • Pour the broth in the skillet, breaking loose any crumbs in the skillet*** with a whisk.
  • Add the flour and stir to blend; add more chicken broth if too thick.
  • Return the chicken to the skillet and layer the sliced mushrooms over the chicken.
  • Heat chicken and mushrooms in the sauce until cooked through.
  • Serve over rice, pasta or mashed potatoes.

Notes

*Undiluted evaporated milk can be used as cream substituter.**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. .