31.7.12

Goldenrod

braised chicken with button mushrooms and creamy parmesan polenta


i tried the coffee rubbed steak and had an epic fail. coffee rubbed steak doesn't sear well. the coffee caramelized and smoke was every where. i also added too much cumin to the rub and tried to experiment by adding cocoa to the rub which probably contributed to the smoke. next time i will stick to the recipe, grill the steak and not mistake my tablespoon for a teaspoon.  so i thought i'd post a tried and true recipe. this is easy enough and i adore the mushrooms.

4  boneless, skinless chicken breasts
coarse salt and pepper to taste
2   tablespoons olive oil
8   ounces whole button mushrooms
2   teaspoons garlic, minced
1/2 cup white wine
1 3/4   cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped (can use dried)
2   cups cut green beans

Sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat.

Add the chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, then transfer to a plate.

Add the mushrooms, garlic and another dash of salt to the skillet,
cover and cook over medium heat until the mushrooms release their juices,
about 2-3 minutes. Remove the lid and cook another 3 minutes.

Pour in the wine and cook, stirring until evaporated, 1 minute.

Add the broth and parsley and cook over medium-high heat
until the mushrooms are tender and the liquid has reduced, 8-10 minutes.

Return the chicken to the skillet, cover, and simmer over
low heat until the chicken is cooked through, 10-12 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the frozen beans according to package directions.

Serve the chicken topped with the mushrooms and a drizzle of the sauce.

Garnish with additional fresh parsley if desired. Serve beans on the side.
The polenta is fairly easy just mix 1 1/2 cups milk and equal parts water with one cup of cornmeal.
Heat and stir continuously for about 7-10 minutes and reduce heat to simmer.

I added Parmesan cheese for flavor.

1 comment:

  1. I need to make this creamy polenta. That's one starch I've just not worked with much...might actually make it tonight. Thanks for the recipe!

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