I’ll be the first to admit that coordinating a family dinner isn’t as easy as it sounds. Well, there’s the whole getting the dinner to the table on time. That used to be pretty difficult for me, but then I learned not to listen to the cooking and prep time on recipes. They’re usually lies for people like me. Then, there’s getting everyone else to the table on time. It shouldn’t be that difficult, right? I mean, you’d think if you decided what time dinner should be, you’d be there on time. But, that’s hardly ever the case around here.
The most difficult part of cooking any family dinner is agreeing on what to eat. There’s the times that I crave Mexican food when everyone else wants a meatloaf. Or… you know, everyone wants something completely different. That’s when you should probably resort to take-out. Well, I was sure this recipe for Chicken and Mushrooms in a Garlic White Wine Sauce would please everyone in my family, no matter what their mood was that evening. And it did.
So, if you’re in a pinch, try this family-pleasing, not to mention easy, chicken dinner.
Chicken and Mushrooms in Garlic White Wine Sauce
Adapted from Gina’s Skinny Recipes
Makes 4 Servings
1.5 lb. chicken breast filets
2 tbsp. butter
2 tsp. olive oil
¼ c. all-purpose flour
3 cloves of garlic, minced
10 oz.. cremini mushrooms, sliced
1/3 c. white wine
1/3 c. chicken broth
Salt and pepper
2 tbsp. chives, chopped
Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Season flour with salt and pepper. Coat chicken filets with flour mixture.
Heat a pan over medium-high heat with 1 tbsp. butter and 1 tsp. olive oil. Add chicken. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side, until browned and cooked through. Once done, place on a sheet pan and put in the preheated oven to keep warm.
Reduce to medium heat. Add remaining 1 tbsp. butter and 1 tsp. olive oil. Add garlic. Cook about 1 minute, until slightly golden. Add mushrooms with salt and pepper and cook 5 minutes longer, or until cooked through.
Add chicken broth and white wine. Scrape up bits off the bottom of the pan. Add chives to pan. Cook for about 3 more minutes, or until the liquid reduces by half.
Serve mushrooms and sauce on top of chicken.