Braised Chicken Breasts with Exotic Mushrooms

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb exotic mushroom (shiitake,enoki, morel & chanterelle) trimmed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon herbes de Provence
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Asian chili sauce
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind

Method

In large skillet or shallow Dutch oven, heat half of the oil over medium heat; cook onion and garlic, stirring, for 3 minutes or until softened. Add mushrooms, cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until softened and slightly browned. Transfer to bowl.

Meanwhile, in shallow bowl, combine flour, oregano, herbes de Provence, salt and pepper. Add chicken and turn to coat well. Set aside.

Heat remaining oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chicken, about 5 minutes per side. Drain off fat. Return mushroom mixture to skillet.

In bowl, stir together stock, cream, oyster sauce and chili sauces; pour into skillet and bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink inside. Transfer chicken to serving platter; tent with foil to keep warm. Bring sauce to boil; boil for about 5 minutes or until thick enough to coat back of spoon. Pour over chicken; sprinkle with chives and lemon rind.

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Braised Chicken Breasts with Exotic Mushrooms