Saturday, December 10, 2016

Sautéed Chicken Tenders and Shiitake Mushrooms

Sautéed Chicken Tenders and Shiitake Mushrooms
I don’t know about you but I’m not sure how I accomplished my Christmas shopping before the Internet. I vaguely remember running around like a chicken with my head cut off, fighting for a parking spot and standing in long lines. Even with all that drama I was usually done with the majority of my shopping by now with maybe a few lingering items. But this year; I’m embarrassed to say that I just started yesterday. There I said it out loud. YESTERDAY. Anyway thank goodness for Amazon prime.

Sautéed Chicken Breast and Shiitake Mushrooms is a quick and easy meal. One that is perfect for any night of the week and elegant enough to serve when entertaining. The complexity of the ingredients give this dish a rich luxurious flavor.  Chicken breasts tenders are dredged in flour and sautéed in olive oil, then removed from the pan. Shiitake mushrooms are sautéed in the same pan with Marsala wine, white wine and chicken broth creating a light sauce. Serve with the mushrooms on top or to the side of the chicken with a tossed green salad and you have a complete meal. Happy Holidays!!

This recipe has been loosely adapted from the "La Cucina Di Lidia", cookbook by Lidia Bastianich



yield: 3 to 4print recipe

Sautéed Chicken Breast and Shiitake Mushrooms

prep time: 20 MINScook time: 25 MINStotal time: 45 mins
Sautéed Chicken Breast and Shiitake Mushrooms make a simple and elegant meal, perfect for any night of the week.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • All-purpose flour (for dredging)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms (stems discarded)
  • 1 garlic clove, (keep whole, smash with side of knife)
  • 4 thyme sprigs, plus extra for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons marsala wine
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Season the chicken with salt. Dredge chicken in flour and shake off any excess. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Lightly brown chicken on both sides, then remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Into the same skillet add remaining butter and olive oil, mushrooms, thyme and garlic. Add chicken stock and cook until tender and liquid has evaporated. Add Marsala wine and stir until evaporated, add wine and chicken. Cover and simmer about 5 to 10 minutes. Remove clove of garlic.
  3. To serve, place chicken on plate and then top with mushrooms and sprigs of fresh thyme. Spoon a couple of spoonful's of sauce over the top. Enjoy!
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Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

35 comments:

  1. What a wonderful dish; I do love the combination of chicken and mushrooms. I know what you mean about Christmas shopping - all those years ago when did I have time to go to the shops??? I now get most things delivered - most of my shopping is done on-line - it's so convenient xx

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    1. It is so convenient, if fact I do almost all my shopping that way except the groceries. But now I hear Amazon deliveries groceries too it is called Amazon pantry. Anyway Happy Holidays to you and your family Charlie!

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  2. Cheri, I remembered yesterday I hadn't made a plan to buy my mom something online for her birthday which is in three days time. Luckily for me she doesn't mind getting it herself. Tomorrow I'm hitting the Internet for Christmas gifts.

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    1. That sounds like me, Amazon to the rescue.....Take care!

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  3. Hi Cheri,
    So delicious! I'm with you, simply love this fuss-free yet elegant meal. Great for my guests coming over for dinner.

    Have a wonderful Christmas shopping !

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    1. Thanks Karen, yes this time of year simple is good.

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  4. I can tell those chicken tenders are really juicy and delicious!

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  5. This looks delicious and simple. Wonderful, Cheri. A great recipe to have on hand during all the holiday hoopla. Happy holidays to you, too. D

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    1. Holiday hoopla is right, haha! Take care Dena.

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  6. Cheri, Evan I would love this dish! Sounds like a really flavorful dinner dish and we love mushrooms!! I totally agree about Amazon Prime. I joined this year and I LOVE it... I'm not so sure about Evan LOL

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    1. I know what you mean, my sister, daughter and I all share an account so it's not bad at all. Take care, only 2 weeks left.....

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  7. LOVE shiitake mushrooms...and if simmered in Marsala wine (or sake), mmmm - yummy! P.s. The internet truly is a gift at holiday time....Thank goodness for Amazon Prime =)

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    1. Haha! yes I think it is making all of our lives so much easier. Great idea Kim, sake would have been wonderful.

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  8. This is such a classic recipe. I used to make marsala chicken all the time, but haven't in quite a while. Time to pull out that recipe again!

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    1. it's funny how we always come back to the classics, the tried and true. Take care Beth, Happy Holidays!

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  9. I love mushrooms with thyme! This looks like a simple way to have a delicious, gourmet dinner!

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    1. Thanks Liz, it's nice to have a few simple meals, especially this time of year.

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  10. Chicken and mushrooms always work so well together; I don't see skiitake mushrooms around that often though which is a shame as I really like them!

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  11. Cheri, you made me laugh because I know exactly what you mean about internet shopping. I remember when I first tiptoed into it years ago and now, I could not live w/o it or amazon prime! : ) Your dish is no joke, however. I love how you turn out restaurant quality dishes all the time. This looks delectable.

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    1. Thanks Monica, yes our lives certainly have changed but I seem to be just a busy if not busier, Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

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  12. I'm very thankful for on line shopping, fighting crowds at the mall has become so annoying. I'm loving this simple and beautiful meal. And it seems it just what the Dr. ordered. We've really been over doing it with all the parties. Pinned.

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    1. Understand completely we have been over indulging overselves, trying to eat at least one big salad a day.

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  13. Because we no longer have any young nieces or nephews in our lives, we no longer do any Christmas... I kind of miss it. (But not really...) Wheh we did Christmas shopping, Mark and I used to have a "gif closet" - a place to keep gifts we bought year-round. We often found we had everyone on our list covered by June!

    Now, onto that fabulous chicken. I love the combination of favors - Lidia's cuisine is so pure and exquisite!

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    1. My daughter now has a gift closet at her house and every time I visit she reminds me to stay out of it, haha! I guess she thinks I might peak.

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  15. This is something I know we would love, Cheri! The sauce looks so delicious. Saving this! Thank goodness for Amazon Prime. We love the Amazon Prime movies and series also. Allowed us to eliminate all premium cable stations!

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    1. Hi Susan, we have not taken advantage of the prime movies and books yet, will have to figure it out. but I'm hooked on the shipping for sure. Take care

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  16. Yes ... thank goodness for Amazon Prime! I don't know how I did it before either. I love this recipe! It is so elegant and I bet the flavor is fantastic. Good luck on all the wrapping :) Too bad they don't ship them pre-wrapped for us!

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    1. haha! yes that would be something, everyone acccuses me of putting on too much tape, the gifts can be a little hard to get into.

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  17. My kind of dinner Cheri and I love shiitake mushrooms. Looks delicious Cheri!

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    1. Thanks Peggy, so do I, they are my favorite.

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  18. Love this recipe. I've probably told you this before, but I have a collection of recipes with mushrooms to make when my husband is gone, since he is not fond of them. This one will be perfect for dinner alone :)

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    1. Thanks Kris, I do the same thing when my husband travels, all my favorites that he does not like. Happy Holidays!

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