Chicken and mushroom sauce

Making up for missed date nights

We haven’t been very good at making time for ourselves or making time to hang out together recently. Work tends to get in the way, but other activities like workouts, yoga and BJJ also take up our time during the week.

I decided to do something a little bit fancy for dinner to make up for missing our date night last week.

Mushroom Sauce

A general rule in our house is if the food has sauce on it you probably have a winner. If the sauce is cream-based, you have a must greater chance that dinner will be a success. This mushroom sauce is thick, chunky and full of flavour. The simple one-pan only recipe is always great. The most complicated part is not overcooking the chicken, not that I would tell Jay that. ‘No baby I spent hours making sure the sauce was perfect for you = 10 girlfriend points for me.

Greens on the side

I paired the chicken with a healthy portion of coodles coated in a large helping of garlic and butter. What more could you ask for?

Freezer meal

Hands up if you are busy. Who is way too tired to get in the kitchen to cook at the end of the day? Definitely not me.

My days are filled with meetings, to-do lists, emails and telling people what to do, by the time I finish work the last thing I want to do is get stuck into cooking a meal and then cleaning up afterwards. I want to work out and spend some time with Jaime. That is why freezer meals are my favourite solutions to the challenge of a busy life. A few hours on the weekend, and you find yourself with a stack of options for dinner that can be thawed and cooked for a healthy, delicious meal for the family.

Chicken breasts with mushroom cream sauce recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken breasts, boneless skinless
  • 2 cups button mushrooms
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup onions
  • 2 tbsp. Thyme
  • 2 tbsp. Buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 3/4 cup cream

Chicken breasts with mushroom cream sauce

  • Servings: 4
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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Rich gravy with a thick and perfectly cooked chicken breast, what more could you ask for.



Credit: Cath @ easycleaneats

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken breasts, boneless skinless
  • 2 cups button mushrooms
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup onions
  • 2 tbsp. Thyme
  • 2 tbsp. Buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 3/4 cup cream

Directions

  1. Fry the chicken breasts over medium heat until they begin to colour.
  2. Once the chicken has coloured, remove it from the heat set to one side.
  3. Add olive oil to the pan then fry up the onions and garlic.
  4. Once the onions are softened, add the mushrooms to the pan cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle in the thyme and stir in the buckwheat flour, mix everything well.
  6. Reduce the heat and add the cream into the pan, mix to create a creamy sauce.
  7. Return the chicken to the pan.
  8. Cook for another 10 minutes until the sauce has reduced slightly and the chicken is very hot.

Nutrition

Per Serving: 473 calories; 33 g fat; 23 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Large frying pan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

Nutritional disclaimer

Nutrition information is provided as an estimate based on the ingredients used and available in my area (New Zealand). The nutritional information is here to help you understand the recipe; I use MyFitnessPal to generate my estimates. For more accurate nutritional information, please use a nutritional calculator with the ingredients in your area.

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