Friday, April 29, 2011

Balsamic, Garlic and Mushroom Chicken

Not gonna lie...I HATE mushrooms. However Andy loves them. I never cook them for him since I hate them so much, but my friend Jill (whom should have a food blog of her own btw) gave me this recipe and I though 'aw what the heck.' I did add a little green onion and cheese to the top but for the most part I followed her recipe. Andy devoured this meal! He loved it! While the beautiful organic baby bella mushrooms I bought looked so tasty....well....let's just say I ate all of it but the mushrooms. I did enjoy the garlicy chicken and the zip from the balsamic on my noodles. So I would definitely recommend you all try this! All in all it was really good, the hubby thought it was amazing and it was super easy to make! Thanks Jill!!!

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts ( I used 1lb of chicken tenderloins cause it is what I had.)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • whole wheat pasta (cooked)
  • fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • green onions chopped
  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Rinse the mushrooms and pat dry. Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat and saute the chicken until it is nicely browned on one side (about 3 minutes).
  2. Add the garlic. Turn the chicken breasts and scatter the mushrooms over them. Continue frying, shaking the skillet and stirring the mushrooms. Cook for about 3 minutes, then add the vinegar, broth, bay leaf and thyme. Cover tightly and simmer over medium low heat for 10 minutes, turning occasionally.
  3. Transfer the chicken to a warm serving platter and cover with foil. Set aside. Continue simmering the sauce, uncovered, over medium high heat for about 7 minutes. Swirl in the butter or margarine and discard the bay leaf. Pour this mushroom sauce mixture over whole wheat pasta and chicken. Top with green onion and fresh grated cheese.


  1. So glad you guys liked it (even if you do hate mushrooms!) :) I do have a blog, but it's really about the boys. I have posted a few recipes on there, but I should do more. I enjoy getting recipe ideas from other people so I should get on the ball and do the same on my blog. I really want to try your mercimek, looks/sounds delicious! Oh, and your mom's sourdough was great - the boys and I polished off half a loaf within a half-hour when it came out of the oven. :)

  2. I will totally link your blog to mine! I need your blog website! :) Glad the bread worked out it is really good! And you would definitely love the Mercimek! Next week I will be making the black bean recipe and posting it on here.... There is gonna be a million "shout outs" to you in my blog cause you give me so many good recipes!! Thank you!!!!

  3. Ooh, Erin, I'm printing this one off & can't wait to make it!