Elysian Eats: Chicken Breasts Enveloped in a Decadent Mushroom Cream Sauce


 Embark on an epicurean escapade with tender chicken breasts luxuriously draped in a luscious mushroom cream sauce. Each bite promises a symphony of flavors, where the earthiness of mushrooms harmoniously melds with the velvety cream, producing an ensemble that's nothing short of culinary poetry.

Elysian Eats: Chicken Breasts Enveloped in a Decadent Mushroom Cream Sauce

Precise Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Ideal Serving Size: 1 chicken breast with a generous dollop of sauce

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 380 kcal per serving
  • Proteins: 35g
  • Fats: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Sodium: 320mg
  • Fiber: 1g

Ingredients (Measured in Grams)

  • Chicken breasts: 800 grams (4 pieces)
  • Fresh mushrooms (sliced): 250 grams
  • Heavy cream: 200 grams
  • White wine (optional): 100ml
  • Garlic cloves (minced): 30 grams
  • Onion (finely chopped): 100 grams
  • Butter: 50 grams
  • Olive oil: 30ml
  • Fresh parsley (chopped): 20 grams
  • Salt: 5 grams
  • Freshly ground black pepper: 5 grams

Detailed Method of Preparation

  • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  • In a skillet, heat olive oil and sear the chicken breasts until golden brown on both sides. Remove and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, melt butter and sauté onions and garlic until translucent.
  • Add the sliced mushrooms and cook until they release their moisture and become golden.
  • Pour in the white wine (if using) and allow it to reduce by half.
  • Stir in the heavy cream and bring to a simmer. Adjust seasoning.
  • Return the chicken breasts to the skillet, ensuring they are submerged in the sauce.
  • Let it simmer for about 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley before serving.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • Opt for wild mushrooms like morels or chanterelles for a deeper flavor profile.
  • For a thicker sauce, a touch of grated Parmesan can be added.
  • Always allow the chicken to rest before slicing to retain its juices.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I use chicken thighs instead? Certainly! Adjust the cooking time as thighs may take a bit longer to cook through.
  • Is there a non-alcoholic substitute for white wine? Yes, chicken broth or lemon juice mixed with water can be used as an alternative.