I’ve had a love of affair with chicken since I was born. It’s nothing scandalous, or something to write to home about. But chicken has been a permanent feature in my life for as long as I can remember. Fried, baked, grilled, I don’t discriminate…because I love it in all forms and shapes. And now I’ve found another way to love it, and to celebrate it. Chicken lovers of the world, I present to you this golden Grilled Chicken in Creamy Mushroom Sauce.
I mean, let’s not forget about my life long affair with all things chocolate, which I like to fondly think of as my food soul mate. But chicken comes as a close second, and if I could live on chicken forever and ever, I would.
The great thing about chicken is that it comes as a clean slate, and you can dress it up as you want and today we’re dressing it up in a luscious creamy cream-less mushroom sauce that will blow your mind and your tastebuds will never be the same!
Now, let’s talk about this Grilled Chicken in Creamy Mushroom Sauce and why you should make this as soon as possible…because this scrumptious, creamy dish is calling your name, and is totally restaurant worthy.
And you don’t even have to dress up to enjoy this dish, how great is that?
Especially if you’re a stay at home mom like me! 😉
AND it’s also made in just one skillet! One way ticket to dinner heaven, please!
Reasons to Make this Grilled Chicken in Creamy Mushroom Sauce Tonight
1.) Because you need to eat, and you don’t have a chef to cook for you. And last night’s take out pizza was devoured for breakfast (woops) Lol. 😛
2.) There is no marination involved, and there aren’t many steps between you and this golden chicken drenched in a flavorful creamy mushroom sauce. Psst, the sauce is creamy but without any added cream! 😉
3.) And finally, you need to make this recipe, because it’s a nice restauranty twist on regular plain old chicken and will make dinner time a bit more exciting!
Okay so now that we have established that you’ll be making this Grilled Chicken in Creamy Mushroom tonight or in the near future, let’s talk about how it’s actually made.
Not that it’s too difficult or anything. If you’re a regular reader around here (thank you – I love you!) then you know that I don’t do difficult cooking at all because life is complicated as it is, and food should be just delicious, not complicated!
How to make the perfect Grilled Chicken in Creamy Mushroom Sauce
1.) So there are basically two components to this recipe, but all of it is made in one skillet! We start off by quickly grilling the chicken in a hot skillet – with just a bit of salt and pepper – the best seasoning agents in the culinary world (or at least I think so!).
2.) Once the chicken is golden on both sides, and is cooked through, we set it aside, so that we can start making the showstopper of this recipe – the creamy mushroom sauce! *swoons*.
3.) The sauce is easy, it’s like an amped up version of bechamel sauce or more commonly known as white sauce. And it’s totally not complicated, I promise!
4.) We start by melting butter in the skillet, and then add a bit of chopped onion and cook it until it has softened and is translucent. But not golden or caramelized – we’re not looking for any strong flavor from the onion here.
5.) Then go in the sliced mushrooms (you can use any kind) and they’re cooked until softened and golden, and a deep woody mushroomy scent is wafting through your kitchen and probably your stomach is rumbling in anticipation.
6.) Now goes in the all purpose flour (just a bit) as it’s going to do the sauce thickening, and is what’s going to make the mushroom sauce all luscious and creamy WITHOUT all the cream!
7.) After cooking the flour for a few minutes (everything will be very dry and lumpy and weird – but stay with me here for a sec – it’s all going to be creamy soon) we add milk, and continuously stir until the sauce is lump free. And then we keep stirring and cooking until the sauce thickens, and voila your beautiful creamy mushroom sauce is ready!
Oh wait, don’t forget to add your seasonings!
8.) And now spoon it over that perfectly golden grilled chicken, and pick up the fork. It’s dinnertime!
I do hope you try this recipe, as it’s perfectly delicious and so very easy to make.
Grilled Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce
- For the Chicken
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 500 grams chicken breasts skinless and boneless (about 4 medium sized breasts)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- For the Creamy Mushroom Sauce
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 1 cup mushrooms sliced
- 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 4 cups milk
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons coriander finely chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
For the Chicken
Heat oil in a skillet and place the chicken in the skillet. Season with salt and pepper, and cook the chicken on both sides until it is golden brown and cooked through - about 3-4 minutes on each side, but the cooking time also depends on the size and thickness of the chicken breasts.
For the Creamy Mushroom Sauce
In the same skillet, melt the butter and lightly fry the onion until it has softened and is translucent. Then add the mushrooms and cook on medium high heat until the mushrooms are cooked, and then add the flour. Mix and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until the flour is cooked through.
Slowly add the milk while continuously stirring until the sauce is smooth. Keep stirring on medium high heat until the sauce thickens, this will take about 5-7 minutes.
Once the sauce has thickened, add the garlic powder, dried oregano, salt and pepper and stir until combined.
Serve chicken with rice or pasta, and then drizzle with the creamy mushroom sauce.
Garnish with chopped coriander.