This recipe is for those days when you have a little bit of time to cook, but not a lot. Days when you want to feed your family a “real food” meal without spending hours in the kitchen at the end of a busy day.
The kind of day that falls somewhere between “I’m so organized that I put dinner in the Crockpot this morning” and “I’m so disorganized that I’ll have to pick up takeout on the way home from work/school/soccer/ballet!”
If you have children who won’t touch a mushroom with a 10-foot fork, the recipe includes a variation for them. And if you’re looking for a more grownup version, that’s covered too. (The grownup version may not qualify as a “fancy” meal at your house, but it does at mine!).
Whichever version you choose, add whole grain rice or noodles topped with the delicious pan sauce and a vegetable or salad and enjoy a lovely meal in less than an hour.
Easy Chicken with Mushrooms 3 Ways
- 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
- 1 Package (8 oz.) mushrooms, sliced
- 2 shallots, sliced (optional)
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 2 tablespoons flour
As is so often the case, you can get twice the "mileage" for only a bit of extra work by doubling the recipe. Use two skillets (4 chicken breasts in each) and cook as directed. The extra portions make delicious lunches or can be frozen for a day when you need a quick dinner.
Love this, Gaye! Recipes that have different variations can give you a lot of leeway with pickier family members. I have one kid that loves mushrooms. I buy them as a treat for him and I…the other two kids and my husband don’t know what they are missing! This is perfect for us!
Thanks Michelle. I love a recipe that adapts to my pickier eater. And I have never heard of a kid who considers mushrooms to be a treat!
Cindy Eikenberg says
Hi Gaye! I love that you have two versions with this great recipe! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Best of the Weekend – pinning! Wishing you a happy Sunday and hope you have a fabulous week!
Thank you, Cindy.
This sounds delicious and quite simple, really. Thank you for sharing this at the HomeAcre Hop; I hope you’ll join us again this Thursday.
Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead
Thanks Kathi. It is simple – my favorite kind of recipe!
Heather M says
Chicken with mushrooms is such a great meal. It’s a favorite in our house. Thank you for linking up for #pinterestfoodie Tuesday.
Mommy on Demand says
Sounds great, my husband will love this! Thanks for linking up at The Weekend Retreat! Hope tosee you back on Thursday!!
Thanks so much! I definitely will.
JDaniel4's Mom says
These sound like great recipes! I needed add some new ones to our rotation.
Thanks Deirdre! I tend to fall back on the same old things too, so I always like to have something new to add to the mix!
Antionette Blake says
This is a perfect chicken recipe and you know how I feel about chicken. The leftovers are great in a salad the next day. Have a wonderful weekend.
Yes, I am all about the leftovers too! If our young adult son eats dinner with us and cuts into my leftovers, I am not happy – lol!
Christina @ Juggling Real Food and Real Life says
What a great recipe Gaye! I love the variations. That is so helpful for me because I am feeding so many different tastes. My husband and I love mushrooms and I like the nutrients in them. I work alone in an office for most of the winter months. I need to keep my immune system strong and mushrooms are great for that. If I’m sick…………the office is closed and my clients need me to be there. I am so thankful that with good nutrition comes good taste as it does in this recipe.
Thanks Christina. I remember all of the “feeding different tastes” when my kids were younger. It can be exhausting! It does get better as they get older.
Nothy Lane says
We love mushrooms at my house – so this recipe is right up our alley. Thanks!
Hi Nothy – Thanks so much. I hope you like it.
Hope you are doing well.