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Chef John's Chicken and Mushrooms Recipe
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Chef John's Chicken and Mushrooms
Make a delicious dinner with just two basic ingredients! Technique is the trick. See more
  • READY IN 40 mins

Chef John's Chicken and Mushrooms

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"This chicken and mushrooms recipe video is an experiment in extreme self-control; I wanted to challenge myself to make a chicken and mushrooms recipe using only chicken and mushrooms."

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Season chicken on all sides with salt and ground black pepper.
  3. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in an ovenproof skillet. Place chicken skin-side down in skillet and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.
  4. Turn chicken over; stir mushrooms with a pinch of salt into skillet. Increase heat to high; cook, stirring mushrooms occasionally, until mushrooms shrink slightly, about 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer skillet to the preheated oven and cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 15 to 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Transfer chicken breasts to a plate and loosely tent with foil; set aside.
  6. Set skillet on the stovetop over medium-high heat; cook and stir mushrooms until brown bits start to form on the bottom of the pan, about 5 minutes. Pour water into the skillet, and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits off of the bottom of the pan. Cook until water is reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  7. Stir in any accumulated juices from the chicken into the skillet. Stir butter into mushroom mixture, stirring constantly until butter is completely melted and incorporated.
  8. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon mushroom sauce over chicken and serve.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 30 mins
  • READY IN 40 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 01, 2012

A great simple recipe. I made it with boneless skinless chicken breasts and added a chopped onion for a bit more flavor, but I'm sure it would be just as good as directed. Thanks!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 07, 2012

Mushrooms were flavorful, and if I took a bit of mushroom and chicken together it was alright. But I made it according the recipe and the chicken was dry and flavorless. Not a fan

 
May 27, 2012

Succulent and chicken breast are seldom found in the same sentence, but you can find them together here in this delightfully simple recipe, composed of a few common ingredients. Chef John really shows off the flavor of chicken and mushrooms. Yes, you may add more things, like wine, or aromatics, but the more additions, the more complications and subbing, and then the tweaking begins! I chose not to view the video beforehand, just to check out the instructions and the cooking times. I went on the low side of the recommended times, and the chicken came out perfectly, with rich, delicious mushrooms. We really enjoyed our Sunday chicken today!

 
May 21, 2012

I followed this recipe to the T, and it came out delicious! It was simple, quick, and had only a few main ingredients so I didn't have to go to the store to get anything off hand. It also still tasted good when I reheated it for lunch. I think next time I may add in some onions, just for some more flavor, but it was delicious!

 
May 03, 2012

Terrific. Quick. Simple. Delicious. No special ingredients. What more could a busy person ask for! No excuse for not oooking. The video is great.

 
Jun 08, 2012

Got this recipe from a top NY chef with one twist: rub skin side with your favorite pork/chicken rub ( grab one from the store-Stonewall great) then sprinkle on other side when chick is skin down. Fab favor and sauce. PS olive oil not needed as skin produces lots of rendered fat.-Drain excess when you turn chick in pan.

 
May 31, 2012

Incredible. Try it as is for the easiest weeknight meal you'll ever make or add your own seasonings. You can't miss with this one.

 
Jun 08, 2012

But if you have on hand scallions and garlic, don't hesitate to add them just before the chicken. A little white wine is good to add just before transferring to the oven

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 320 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 80 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 22.4 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 27.1 g
  • 54%
  • Sodium
  • 686 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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