Creamy Mushroom Chicken with Brown Rice Pilaf

Creamy Mushroom Chicken

  • 2 T. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 T. butter or margarine
  • 4-6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 onion, sliced thin
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. chicken breasts, whole or cubed (I cubed ours to stretch the meat)
  • 1 lb. mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 T. flour
  • 1 1/2 c. chicken stock (or 1 c. chicken stock & 1/2 c. white wine)
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 2 t. thyme
  • Salt & pepper to taste

1. Heat the olive oil and butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion, season with salt & pepper to taste. Cook for 5 minutes.
2. Add the chicken to the skillet, pushing the onions and garlic to the side of the skillet. Brown for about 6 minutes on each side, or stir and flip for about 10 minutes total for cubed chicken. Be careful not to let the onions or garlic burn. Once fully cooked, remove chicken to a plate and set aside.
3. Add the mushrooms to the skillet and continue cooking for about 5 minutes, or until the mushrooms are fully cooked. Stir 3 T. flour into the skillet. Whisk in chicken stock and milk. Bring to a slow boil and boil until thickened to gravy consistency. Stir in sour cream, thyme, and salt & pepper to taste.
4. If you’re cooking this meal stolen moments style, let cool and place in a serving dish, plastic container, or keep in the skillet in the refrigerator. To reheat, warm on the stove, in the oven or in the microwave. Serve alongside or on top of brown rice pilaf.

Brown Rice Pilaf

  • 1 1/2 c. brown rice
  • 2 c. water
  • 1 c. chicken stock
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 T. butter, margarine, or olive oil (optional)
  • 1 c. frozen peas
  • 2 t. lemon juice
  • 1 t. thyme

1. Bring rice, water, chicken stock, salt and optional butter, margarine or olive oil to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
2. Add the peas on top of the rice. Do not stir rice. Re-cover and finish cooking rice for 10-15 minutes, until all liquid is absorbed.
3. Fluff rice with a fork and stir in lemon juice and thyme.

3 thoughts on “Creamy Mushroom Chicken with Brown Rice Pilaf

  1. try as i might, i simply cannot “do” mushrooms. they trigger my yuck factor to the nth degree! the rest of the recipe sounds lovely though….i love the use of the brown rice in your pilaf!

  2. I just found your blog on WFMW. I can’t wait to pour over the archives. Your recipes look delicious, yet realistic! Thanks. Lisa~

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