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Chicken and Mushrooms with Balsamic Cream Sauce Recipe

Looking for an easy Chicken and Mushrooms with Balsamic Cream Sauce recipe? Learn how to make Chicken and Mushrooms with Balsamic Cream Sauce using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jessicalovelace

Makes 9 servings



Main course of chicken with mushrooms in a balsamic cream sauce.

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken and Mushrooms with Balsamic Cream Sauce

1 Salt
1/2 pound orzo pasta
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan
5 lb. chicken breasts
1 Pepper
2 tablespoons butter
864 grams cremini mushrooms, sliced
12 shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and sliced
12 white mushrooms, sliced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tablespoon thyme leaves, a couple of sprigs, chopped
1/4 cup shallots, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, eyeball it
3 tablespoons heavy cream or half-and-half, a couple turns of the pan
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

Recipe Directions for Chicken and Mushrooms with Balsamic Cream Sauce

  1. Heat a large pot of water to a boil. Salt the water and add orzo pasta. Cook to al dente.

  2. Preheat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan. Season chicken liberally with salt and pepper and add to the hot skillet. Cook the chicken for 5 to 6 minutes on each side. Remove the chicken from the pan and cover with foil to keep warm.

  3. Return the skillet to the heat, turn heat back a bit, and add the butter. Once the butter melts add the mushrooms and brown stirring occasionally for about 4 to 5 minutes. Once the mushrooms are brown season with salt and pepper then add the garlic, thyme and shallots. Cook stirring occasionally for about 2 minutes or until the shallots are wilted. Sprinkle the flour into the pan and cook 2 minutes more. Whisk in the stock, balsamic vinegar and the cream. Turn the heat up to high and simmer for about 2 minutes or until thickened. Slice the chicken on an angle. Add the parsley and the chicken back to the skillet to heat up, about 1 minute.

  4. To serve, pile orzo on dinner plates and top with the sliced chicken and sauce.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 555.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
715
Calories from Fat
245
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
27.2g
42%
Saturated Fat
8.5g
43%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
256mg
85%
Sodium
625mg
26%
Potassium
1316mg
38%
Total Carbohydrates
34.7g
12%
Dietary Fiber
3.1g
12%
Sugars
5.7g
Protein
81.0g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 8% Iron 31%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in pantothenic acid
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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