How To Make Chicken And Mushroom Recipes Simple

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Chicken and mushrooms are a culinary dream team. They’re both versatile, affordable, and packed with flavor. Whether you’re craving a creamy comfort food or a light and healthy option, this dynamic duo can be transformed into countless delicious dishes. Here, we delve into a delightful selection of chicken and mushroom recipes, ranging from quick weeknight dinners to impressive showstoppers.

1. Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta

Creamy Mushroom Chicken
Creamy Mushroom Chicken

This classic is a crowd-pleaser for a reason. Tender chicken, earthy mushrooms, and a silky parmesan cream sauce come together for a heartwarming dish.

Ingredients:

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (optional)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 12 ounces pasta of your choice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • Directions:

    1. Cook the pasta according to package directions.
    2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken to the pan and cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Remove chicken from the pan and set aside.
    3. Add mushrooms and onion to the pan, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute.
    4. If using, deglaze the pan with white wine, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom. Let the wine simmer for a minute or two.
    5. Stir in heavy cream and parmesan cheese. Bring to a simmer and cook until the sauce thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.
    6. Return cooked chicken and parsley to the pan. Toss to coat in the sauce.
    7. Drain pasta and add it to the pan with the chicken and mushroom sauce. Toss to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste.
    8. Serve immediately.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving):

    (Note: This is an approximate value and may vary depending on specific ingredients used.)

    Calories: 600

  • Fat: 30g
  • Protein: 40g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g

  • 2. Chicken and Mushroom Stir-Fry with Ginger

    This quick and easy stir-fry is perfect for busy weeknights. Packed with protein and veggies, it’s a healthy and satisfying meal.

    Ingredients:

    1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, sliced thin

  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce (optional)
  • Cooked rice, for serving

  • Directions:

    1. In a bowl, combine chicken with soy sauce and cornstarch. Toss to coat.
    2. Heat oil in a large wok or skillet over high heat. Add chicken and cook until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
    3. Add bell pepper and broccoli to the pan and cook until slightly softened, about 3 minutes.
    4. Add ginger and garlic, and cook for an additional minute.
    5. Pour in chicken broth and oyster sauce (if using). Bring to a simmer.
    6. Return cooked chicken and mushrooms to the pan. Toss to combine and cook until heated through.
    7. Serve over cooked rice.

    3. Cheesy Chicken and Mushroom Pot Pie

    This comforting pot pie is perfect for a cozy night in. It’s filled with tender chicken, savory mushrooms, and a creamy cheese filling, all encased in a flaky puff pastry crust.

    Ingredients:

    1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded

  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 puff pastry sheet, thawed
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).