Chicken in a Mushroom Cream Sauce

Chicken turns out so tender cooked this way

Chicken turns out so tender cooked this way

This sauce is really fantastic. Poaching the chicken breasts helps to really bring out the flavor and creates a really juicy tender piece of meat. I used baby bellas, but any mix of fancy mushrooms would work well.

Chicken Breasts in a Mushroom Cream Sauce

  • 4 chicken breasts deboned and tenders removed
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup dried Porcini mushrooms
  • 1 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • Salt/pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter

Pour boiling water over dried Porcini. After 15 minutes squeeze out all the liquid and chop mushrooms very fine. Melt a tablespoon of butter in a large saute pan over medium high heat and brown breasts flipping once. Transfer chicken to a plate. Add another tablespoon butter and turn heat to medium low. Add onion and saute until deep golden brown scrapping up any bits possible. Add chopped Porcini and cook until they begin to brown, then add fresh mushrooms and one tablespoon oregano. Cook for five minutes then add stock and  reserved soaking liquid. Bring to a boil and place breasts back in pan. Turn heat down to medium low and cover partially. Poach chicken until cooked through flipping a few times, about 20 minutes. Remove meat from pan and add remaining oregano and cream. Season with salt and pepper and cook until sauce thickens. Serve chicken sliced in pieces with sauce on top.

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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13 Responses to Chicken in a Mushroom Cream Sauce

  1. sallybr says:

    Perfect! I love poached chicken because the texture is perfect, and this sauce just takes perfection to a whole new, higher level!

    Hope you had a great weekend!

  2. A_Boleyn says:

    I never poach chicken and I don’t know why as this dish looks like it would be delicious.

  3. Eva Taylor says:

    So delicious. Mushrooms and butter really rock.

  4. That looks wonderful!

  5. Mere Frost says:

    You are killing me softly!!! 😀 Oh that looks really lovely! I have to get to the market for shrooms!!! Want to make that soup too!!! I have lots of chicken breasts (the last to go) as I raise them and that is a wonderful to way to prepare breasts!!! My hubby always says…chicken breasts… LOL I gather up all the best chicken breast recipes I can! Thank you!!!! 🙂

  6. Karen says:

    Your kitchen sounds delicious and must be very moist.

    • Karen says:

      I could certainly live without spell check…it likes to help you and gets it wrong. You chicken sounds delicious. As far as you kitchen goes, it always has great food cooking in it. 🙂

  7. This looks fantastic! I would eat this any night of the week!

  8. Raymund says:

    Wow look at that!

  9. Cecile says:

    I, too, am a big fan of poaching chicken. Most people never think to do it but, as you know, poached chicken is so tender and succulent! Great recipe!

  10. ChgoJohn says:

    I’ve never poached chicken, Greg, but you sure do make it look good. I need to try this.

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