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Chicken with Mushroom White Wine Sauce
with kale and cranberry salad

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min

Mushrooms, white wine and cream combine to make a rich sauce for pan-seared chicken. Enjoy this indulgent main dish with a fresh green kale salad on the side.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Kale and Cranberry Salad:
  • Nuts, pecans - 1/3 cup, chopped
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 2 tsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
  • Honey - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp
  • Kale, baby - 5 oz
  • Cranberries, dried - 1/4 cup ((sub other dried fruit))
  • Cheese, goat - 3 oz, crumbled ((sub feta))
Chicken with Mushroom White Wine Sauce:
  • Shallots - 1 bulb, diced
  • Mushrooms, cremini or brown - 6 oz, sliced ((look for pre-sliced to save time))
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless - 1 lb, halved and pounded thin
  • Flour - 3/4 cup
  • Wine, white - 1/2 cup (sub stock)
  • Stock, any type - 1/2 cup
  • Heavy cream - 1/4 cup (sub half and half or milk, but sauce will be less creamy)
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Thyme, dried - 1/2 tsp

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Prep

  1. Pecans / Shallots - Prep as directed and store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Toast pecans - You can leave the pecans raw for the salad or, if you prefer, toast them in a dry skillet over medium heat until fragrant. You can toast pecans for Wednesday's meal at the same time. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Mushrooms - Slice mushrooms (if not pre-sliced). (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  4. Chicken - Halve and thin out with a tenderizer until roughly half as thick. Season with some salt and pepper. Place flour in a baking dish. Dredge chicken in flour until evenly coated on both sides.
  5. Prep sauce - Combine wine, stock and cream.

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Make

  1. Whisk vinegar, mustard and honey together in a large mixing bowl. Add olive oil while whisking. Top with pecans, kale, cranberries and crumbled goat cheese (wait to toss it all together until just before serving). Set salad aside while preparing chicken.
  2. Heat a saute pan or skillet over medium heat. Add first part of cooking oil. To hot oil, add chicken and sear on both sides until golden brown and cooked through, ~3 minutes on each side (do this in batches and add some additional oil if your pan cannot hold all of the chicken). Transfer chicken to a plate and return skillet to the heat.
  3. Add second part of cooking oil and then mushrooms to heated pan. Saute, scraping up any bits on the bottom of the pan, until mushrooms are golden brown, ~5 minutes. Add shallots and thyme and saute until shallots are fragrant, ~2 minutes more.
  4. Pour wine, stock and cream over mushrooms and increase heat to high. Simmer until sauce reduces by half, 4 to 6 minutes. Season with some salt and pepper.
  5. Add chicken back to pan and use a spoon to coat with sauce (don’t worry if the chicken is overlapping). Leave over heat for 1 minute to rewarm chicken and allow the flavors to come together.
  6. Toss salad just before serving.
  7. Serve chicken with mushrooms and sauce over top. Enjoy with salad on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (181)
Gluten-free (8)
Paleo (22)
Vegetarian (14)

75 reviews

Great if you're looking for a heartier meal!

By: rachel
Posted: Jan 15, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I somehow missed the part of the instructions about cooking the farro first (oops) so I ended up putting it in with the mushrooms raw. I salvaged it by adding stock till the farro was cooked. It actually turned out really well - the farro was really rich and delicious from having been cooked in stock. I might actually even do it this way again next time!

By: Lisa
Posted: Mar 05, 2017
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Very reminiscent of chicken cooked in 'cream of mushroom' sauce.

By: Sam
Posted: Feb 12, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I liked this but my kids were less fond.

By: Michele
Posted: Feb 10, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Came together quickly. Added garlic to the sauce. Used spinach instead of kale for the salad.

By: Kyler
Posted: Jan 25, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Be careful of salt, it can easily get extra salty... made this twice now second time with beef stock instead of chicken. Chicken stock was much better.

By: Andrew
Posted: Jan 18, 2017
Diet: Original
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