Summer food is fun but toward the end of the summer, I start craving winter food! So the clouds rolled in for a couple days and all my nesting instincts kicked in. I had some nice mushrooms on hand and a little bit of cream in the fridge. (A girl needs some cream now and then). I brought out the big skillet and filled the house with the smell of sautéed chicken, wine and and fresh herbs! I darn near broke out the wooly socks!
It was quite a meal for a wednesday work night but it came together remarkably quick. One skillet and that is so nice!
I am not a big ‘stand at the stove’ kinda cook. I like to toss everything in a baking pan and shove it in the oven. But this went pretty darn fast. A quick sear, a bit of sautéing and it was done. I don’t think it took me 40 minutes to make the entire meal….and that I can live with!
Some helpful hints: You can use chicken breasts in lieu of thighs but I wonder if it might dry out a bit? I used grated Asiago cheese, but you could certainly use parm or any other high flavor hard cheese. If you sub half and half for the cream, you may have to add a tablespoon or two of flour to thicken. I’d stick with the cream. If you use half and half, drop me a line. I’d love to hear the results. Gotta keep those arteries clear!
Based on an award winning recipe by The Midnight Baker called Mushroom Asiago Chicken.
- 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
- ½ cup flour seasoned with salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound sliced mushrooms (I used cremini but any will do)
- 1 large clove garlic, chopped
- 1½ cups white wine or chicken broth (I used wine...of course!)
- 1 heaping tablespoon chopped fresh thyme (or 2 teaspoons dry)
- ½ cup Asiago cheese (or other hard cheese like Parmesean)
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- ½ cup cream
- In a large skillet, melt butter and olive oil on medium high heat.
- Dredge chicken in seasoned flour and sauté in butter/olive oil mixture until golden brown. About 5 minutes on each side. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Add mushrooms and garlic to pan. Saute for a few minutes until mushrooms are slightly limp.
- Add white wine and thyme - scraping up all the bits in the bottom of the pan.
- Add chicken back to pan and simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
- Remove chicken from pan (yes, one more time!).
- Add cream, asiago, dijon and salt and pepper to taste.
- Add chicken back to pan to reheat and serve!