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Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Cream Sauce

March/April 2008

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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.



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85 Reviews for Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Cream Sauce

11/07/2013
Anonymous
such a good sauce!

this recipe is a very easy way to jazz up plain chicken breast. a tasty and nuanced sauce in 10 min. i substituted fresh sage for the chives, since that's what i had in my fridge, and it was delicious. also used sour cream instead of heavy (also bc that was in my fridge), and worked great.

yummy sauce, easy
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10/17/2013
Anonymous
My Husband Loves This

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.

Easy, delicious, healthy, quick
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08/26/2013
Needs More 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.

Delicious, Clean, Easy, Little Ingredients
Served it with spaghetti noodles and honey glazed carrots.
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03/03/2013
Anonymous
Great chicken recipe

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.

not a lot of ingredients
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02/27/2013
Cream and oil in a diet recipe!

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?).

Elegant and easy.
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41 comments

Anonymous wrote 1 year 2 weeks ago

You can freeze heavy cream.

You can freeze heavy cream. I just pour it into an ice cube tray, put it in the freezer, and pop out cubes as needed. I wouldn't try to whip the cream or use it in coffee, but for cooking it is perfect. Really.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

I just use what I have on

I just use what I have on hand that is similar to the ingredients and I have never had an issue. Happy Cooking!!!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

I have the same problem with

I have the same problem with buying cream just to use two tbs in a recipe... On the rare occasion, I will visit a Starbucks and "borrow" some from the milk bar. I figure it all evens out since I never use the cream in my coffee! :D

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