Forest Feast: Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Medley

Embark on a culinary journey deep into the forest with this sumptuous dish. Tender chicken pieces are paired with earthy mushrooms, all swimming in a luscious cream sauce. 

The delicate flavors of the chicken harmonize with the robust taste of the mushrooms, making each bite a perfect balance of textures and flavors. 

This dish is a tribute to the timeless pairing of chicken and mushrooms, elevated by a velvety sauce.

A beautifully plated dish showcasing creamy chicken and mushrooms, with the sauce's velvety texture glistening under light, all garnished with freshly chopped parsley.

Precise Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes

The Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Yields 4 servings. 
  • Ideal Serving Size: 200g per serving.

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calorie Count: 460 kcal/serving
  • Macronutrients:
    • Proteins: 42g
    • Carbohydrates: 8g
    • Fats: 29g
  • Sodium: 320mg
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
A tantalizing dish features two golden-brown chicken drumsticks, resting in a creamy sauce filled with sliced mushrooms. The dish is garnished with fresh herbs and sits atop a rustic wooden surface, accompanied by whole mushrooms and colorful peppercorns.

Ingredients, Measured in Grams

  • Chicken breasts: 800g
  • Fresh mushrooms (sliced): 250g
  • Heavy cream: 200ml
  • Garlic cloves: 20g
  • Olive oil: 25ml
  • Fresh parsley: 10g
  • Salt and pepper: To taste

Method of Preparation

  1. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces and cook until golden brown on all sides. Remove and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook until they release their moisture and become tender.
  4. Pour in the heavy cream, stirring constantly until a cohesive sauce forms.
  5. Return the chicken to the skillet, ensuring it's submerged in the sauce. Let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley before serving.
A deliciously prepared plate showcases sliced chicken pieces, perfectly seared to a golden finish. They are nestled in a rich, creamy sauce with mushrooms and fresh green vegetables, sprinkled with finely chopped herbs. A bowl of green lentils and coarse salt provide a background contrast.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • Using a mix of mushroom varieties like shiitake, button, and cremini can enhance the dish's depth of flavor.
  • For added richness, a splash of white wine can be introduced before adding the cream.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I use skinless chicken thighs instead? Absolutely, chicken thighs can offer a juicier texture but may require a slightly longer cooking time.
  • How can I thicken the sauce? A roux made from butter and flour can be added to the sauce for a thicker consistency.