Hello all! Thanks so much for your support, while I was away. Allergies and life in general were taking up much of my time. I have still been cooking though! There is a backlog of posts for me to write. I am glad you all stuck around 🙂
Today I am sharing a very simple..but really delicious recipe for Chicken and Mushrooms. I served mine on a bed of multigrain egg noodles but this can also be served on its own. I had to try my hardest not to add an abundance of ingredients to this recipe. The mushrooms come out FANTASTIC in this dish, so make sure you have a lot of them. I only had half a package of mushrooms and I was sad to say, it was not enough. The only major item needed for this recipe is a large oven-safe frying pan (large enough to hold chicken and lots of mushrooms). Other than that, chicken, mushrooms, salt/pepper, butter and water. Easy enough right? Lets get started.
4 chicken thighs, with skin
white button mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon of butter
salt and pepper
1/2 cup of water
- Preheat oven to 400 F
- Season generously, both sides of chicken thighs, with salt and pepper.
- Coat bottom of an oven safe frying pan with olive oil and heat, medium high, until oil starts to ripple, when you tilt the pan (hot oil!)
- Place chicken thighs skin side down and leave it alone for about 8-10 minutes (until a brown crust is formed)
- Turn over chicken thighs and add mushrooms (toss to coat mushrooms) and allow dish to cook for 5 minutes
- Place entire frying pan, which chicken and mushrooms, in 400 F oven for about 20-25 minutes (until chicken is cooked)
- Remove chicken from pan and cover loosely with foil
- If you have a lot of oil in the pan, with the mushrooms, try to spoon it out, leaving about 2 tablespoons worth
- Cook the mushrooms, in same frying pan, on medium high flame until all the mushrooms have browned
- Add water and butter, stir well, making sure to get all the bits off the bottom of the pan
- Allow gravy to reduce to half
- Remove from heat, add any juices from resting chicken
- Serve chicken with mushrooms and its gravy on top
12 responses to “Simple Chicken and Mushrooms – Gluten Free”
Glad to hear back from you! Hope you are all ok with that allergy.
Thanks Rsmacaalay 🙂 I am doing better. It was just a matter of finding out which allergy med actually worked for me (without me falling asleep). That and my husband’s grandfather in the hospital and me and my husband falling ill, its been one thing after another. We are recovering and I have about 16 recipes to write and post about lol. I will be busy!
Looks delicious Samina! So glad to see you back! 🙂
Thanks Lawfullyweddedwife *hugs* I am just about to go over and check out your new look for your blog 🙂 So excited!
Mmm… looks delicious, what a beautiful plate of food!
Thank you 🙂 Did you see your link on my blog roll?
Welcome back! That looks great. I was trying to figure out why because the ingredients were simple, then I kept ready and it clicked… gravy.:)
lol the juices from the chicken and the mushrooms…they just made a great gravy! Thanks for the welcome 🙂 I missed blogging!
Of course we stuck around Samina, you are an amazing person and an amazing cook. I understand real life needs your utmost attention, but I just want you to know I appreciate you bothering to update; and I appreciate you sharing your recipes with all of us. And this chicken and mushroom dish looks delicious as always. *HUGS* You’re extraordinary, always remember that.
*hugs* good thing I wasn’t wearing makeup..you are so wonderful. It was a busy few weeks. My husband’s grandfather was also in the hospital for about 6 days (he returned home yesterday) and we were at the hospital the entire time. He is a strong man (98 on the 22nd) and recovered quickly. I am happy he is home now. I hope you try this recipe lol there is no bread 😉
Okay, so how does one determine if a frying pan is SFO?
That is a good question! If there are plastic handles, it is probably not safe for the oven. Best way to find out is to check the underside of the frying pan. On new pans (that are not too worn yet), it will say if the pans are oven/microwave/dishwasher safe. You can also look up the name and type of pans you have and see if the companies have any information on your pan. I was lucky to have a Calphalon pan, which I used for this recipe. It is oven safe to 450 F.