Succulent chicken with mushrooms cooked in white wine and a splash of cream is a simple yet elegant dish. And yes, that white wine mushroom sauce is made from scratch. There is no canned cream of mushroom soup involved. It’s one of the easiest sauces you will ever make. It’s also one of the most amazing, most heavenly sauces of all time! The white wine and mushroom flavor combination is so intoxicating, I couldn’t stop “taste-testing” the sauce while cooking. Even my husband who generally doesn’t like mushrooms, liked it.

The white wine mushroom sauce is also very versatile. I also use it when I make German Schnitzels with Mushroom Sauce.

Here, I used chicken thighs because I think they are more delicious and flavorful but you are welcome to use chicken breasts (if using large chicken breasts, halve them lengthwise). By using boneless skinless chicken breasts you can reduce the cooking time to only 30 minutes.

If you are wondering what to eat this with, you can serve it over mashed potatoes, quinoa, brown rice, gluten free pasta, with a side of veggies or simply with a good homemade gluten free bread.

Happy cooking!

Chicken in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

What you need

  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 12 oz white mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ cup half and half
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parsley for garnish

Preparation

Place chicken thighs in a medium pot, cover with cold water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and boil for about 30 minutes until chicken is almost done. Remove from water. (If you are using boneless chicken breasts, you can skip this step. Instead, cook chicken breasts in a saute pan for about 6 minutes per side, or until meat is no longer pink)

Add the butter to a large skillet and melt over medium high heat. Season chicken thighs on both sides with salt and pepper. Place chicken thighs in skillet and cook on both sides, about 5 min per side or until cooked through and browned on both sides. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.

Add onion and garlic to skillet and cook for a couple minutes until onion is translucent and soft. Add sliced mushrooms and stir. Season mushrooms generously with salt and pepper. Let cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. When mushrooms are tender and most juices have evaporated, add wine and cook off the wine for a couple more minutes. Add half and half, stir and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally or until sauce reduces a bit and thickens.

Add chicken thighs to the skillet to warm up. I served mine with steamed broccoli and homemade gluten free bread. You can also serve it over quinoa, brown rice, mashed potatoes or gluten free pasta. Garnish with parsley.

Chicken in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

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Chicken in Creamy Mushroom Sauce
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 12 oz white mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ cup half and half
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parsley for garnish
Instructions
  1. Place chicken thighs in a medium pot, cover with cold water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and boil for about 30 minutes until chicken is almost done. Remove from water. (If you are using boneless chicken breasts, you can skip this step. Instead, cook chicken breasts in a saute pan for about 6 minutes per side, or until meat is no longer pink)
  2. Add the butter to a large skillet and melt over medium high heat. Season chicken thighs on both sides with salt and pepper. Place chicken thighs in skillet and cook on both sides, about 5 min per side or until cooked through and browned on both sides. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  3. Add onion and garlic to skillet and cook for a couple minutes until onion is translucent and soft. Add sliced mushrooms and stir. Season mushrooms generously with salt and pepper. Let cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. When mushrooms are tender and most juices have evaporated, add wine and cook off the wine for a couple more minutes. Add half and half, stir and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally or until sauce reduces a bit and thickens.
  4. Add chicken thighs to the skillet to warm up. I served mine with steamed broccoli and homemade gluten free bread. You can also serve it over quinoa, brown rice, mashed potatoes or gluten free pasta. Garnish with parsley.

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