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chicken mushroom recipe

Creamy Chicken Mushroom Recipe

Elle
Creamy mushroom chicken ready in 20 minutes using staple ingredients. The perfect mid-week meal!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Servings 2 portions
Calories 277 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 280 g Skinless and Boneless Chicken Breasts total weight for two fillets
  • 20 sprays of oil spray 1 cal cooking spray
  • 200 g Chestnut Mushrooms
  • 60 g Extra Light Cream Cheese (I use Philadelphia Lightest)
  • 100 ml Semi Skimmed Milk
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • Dry parsley to taste if liked

Instructions
 

  • Cut the Chestnut Mushroom in half (or quarters) and set aside.
  • Apply the 20 sprays of oil spray to a large frying pan, large enough to accommodate the two chicken breasts comfortably (if you have one with a matching lid even better, as you’ll need it later); once the oil is warm, add the two breats and cook on high flame for one minute one each side, so to give it a bit of color, then lower the flame to medium heat.
  • Add the mushrooms to the pan and cover with the lid; if the pan you are using doesn’t have a lid, you can either use one from a larger pan or silver foil. After one minute on medium heat, lower to low and allow to cook for about 5 minutes.
  • While the chicken and mushrooms are cooking, in a small bowl pour the milk and warm it up in the microwave for about 30 seconds (if using a milk jug on the gas, just make it slightly warmer than room temperature) then add the cream cheese and mix well. There will be a few knots of cheese in the milk, which should ‘melt away’ while cooking later.
  • Once the mushrooms and chicken are nearly ready (90%) add the seasoning (salt and pepper) and some parsley if wanted. Mix well and increase the heat to medium.
  • Add the milk-cheese mixture (light cream) to the pan with the chicken and mushrooms and mix well, especially around the mushrooms and cover the pan with the lid again for a further 2-3 minutes.
  • At this point both the chicken and the mushrooms should be cooked, so mix well, cover with the lid again and turn off the heat/gas. Let is sit for 5 minutes, then plate and serve!

Notes

Use any mushrooms you like, you can also use mixed mushrooms. 
This meal can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days; thoroughly reheat before serving. 
Feel free to use a variety of spices to make this dish your own; great options are rosemary, thyme, or marjoram. 
If you don't like chicken breast, chicken thighs or turkey meat are great to use instead. 
Instead of cooking spray, olive oil can be used instead. 

Nutrition

Calories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 36gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 333mgPotassium: 1110mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 259IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 129mgIron: 1mg
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