I made this for the first time about 6 months ago. It seems that since then I end up making it about once a month. My husband makes a specific request for this dish. I love it and he loves it, so what more could you ask for! The sauce is even so good that the last time I made it the chicken had gone bad, but I had already cut up everything to make it, so I just cooked up some pasta and made the sauce exactly as written for it. It came out awesome. So this recipe is definitely versatile.
Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Cream Sauce
From EatingWell: March/April 2008
The secret to a good cream sauce is always the same: not too much cream or it can be overpowering, masking the more delicate flavors. Here it contains a bountiful amount of mushrooms and is served over chicken breasts.
84 Reviews for Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Cream Sauce
Really easy recipe that didn't need a whole lot of crazy ingredients. Next time I would double the ingredients needed for the sauce. I cooked some spaghetti noodles and tossed them with the dish and the small amount of sauce got soaked right up.
Only had baby bella mushrooms, so I used those instead of the others. Still worked.
I thought this recipe was great.. made for a delicious meal and was easy to make for an extremely amateur cook like myself.
I substituted scallions for onions and cream for 2%milk and a little bit of flour, skipped the wine, and based on the reviews, added a little bit of extra broth and also a bit of cilantro, just because I love it! The sauce didn't end up very creamy, but I didn't mind, I still thought the flavour was great. Would probably add a little bit of garlic next time, again just due to personal preference.
Again, because I'm an amateur cook, I just seasoned and baked the chicken just prior to cooking the sauce and let it soak in the sauce at the end; turned out perfect! Paired it with baked asparagus for a clean, delicious, low calorie meal.
I loved recipe, and was surprised that cream and oil could be used in a recipe that was so low calorie. I had to make many substitutions to make it work for my house: broth for wine, half and half for heavy cream, onions for shallots, porta bella for shiitake. I know that the other ingredients would have worked better, but read the comments. I wish that the recipe had focused on ingredients that were more typical of a household, were less costly, and could be used for other recipes (how could a dieter use the rest of the heavy cream?).
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