CHICKEN WITH MUSHROOMS
4 to 6 servings
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 8 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1 to 1½ pounds boneless chicken breasts
- 1 (13 to 14-ounce) can chicken broth or reduced-sodium
- 4 to 5 sprigs fresh thyme
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Additional sprigs of fresh thyme for garnish
In a medium to large heavy skillet, heat olive oil over
moderate heat. Add mushrooms and sauté
until lightly browned and just tender. Do not overcook mushrooms as they will
Remove mushrooms with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Add chicken breasts to hot drippings in skillet. Sauté chicken breasts over moderate to high
heat, browning all sides, about 5 minutes total. Reduce temperature to simmer. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper to
taste. Add chicken broth and sprigs of
thyme; simmer, cover ajar, for about 25 minutes or until chicken is fork
tender. Add reserved mushrooms to
chicken in skillet just before serving.
To serve, removes thyme stems from skillet; leaves will have
fallen off into liquid. Arrange chicken pieces and mushrooms on each of
four plates. Spoon hot pan drippings
over each serving. Garnish each
with an additional sprig of fresh thyme.
Note: For thicker pan drippings/liquid, combine 1
tablespoon flour with 1 to 2 tablespoons cold water in a
1-cup measure, blending until smooth. Stir flour/water mixture into hot pandrippings/liquid and continue cooking until slightly thickened.