Chicken and Mushrooms

If you're due for a wonderful home-cooked meal, this chicken and mushrooms dinner is it!
If you're due for a wonderful home-cooked meal, this chicken and mushrooms dinner is it. In this recipe, thin chicken breasts are served with a delicious mushroom gravy.
Ingredients

  • 1½ pounds Chicken Breast boneless and skinless, pounded to ¼ inch thick (2 chicken breasts)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon Fresh Ground Pepper or to taste
  • 2½ tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 8 ounces Mushrooms sliced (not too thin)
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 tablespoons All Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth

Instructions

  • Add the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and black pepper to a small bowl and stir to combine.
  • Cut each chicken breast in half, lengthwise to make two thinner pieces. Pound each piece down to about ¼ inch thick using a meat mallet. Season the chicken on both sides with the prepared seasoning mix.
  • Clean the mushrooms and slice them. Don't slice them too thin so they hold up in the sauce.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the chicken.
  • Cook 3-5 minutes on each side (depending on the thickness) until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through.
  • Make sure the internal temperature of the chicken at its thickest part is at least 165°F
  • Remove the skillet from the heat. Remove the chicken from the skillet and place it on a plate or pan and keep warm.
  • Do not wash the skillet. Place it back over medium heat and add the butter.
  • When the butter is melted and foaming add the mushrooms. Cook the mushrooms for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the mushrooms, stirring well to mix. Cook the mushrooms for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Slowly add the chicken broth to the mushroom mixture, while stirring and gently scraping any bits off the bottom of the skillet. Use a wooden spoon or spatula, moving in small circles around the pan.
  • Bring the mushroom sauce to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste the mushroom sauce and add salt and pepper, to taste, if needed.
  • Add the chicken back to the skillet. Turn it to coat with the mushroom sauce. Then, lower the heat to medium-low, cover and cook about 5 minutes to warm through