Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mushroom Chicken

by Meghann on November 9, 2011

Dinner. Was. Good.

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Chicken breast with a homemade mushroom gravy. Yum.

My inspiration for tonight’s meal came when I was casually flipping through the People magazine while getting my toes done. There was an ad for Campbell’s Soup ‘quick and easy mushroom chicken‘ for ‘dinner tonight’ and I thought it looked good. Why not try to re-create it at home on my own terms?

I started by sauteeing some mushrooms and onion

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Then, once everything was soft, I added a couple of spoonfuls of flour to soak up any grease.

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It only took a minute to looked like this.

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Next, I added enough milk to cover the veggies

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And seasoned with chili powder, garlic salt, oregano, and lots of salt and pepper.

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I prefer my chicken breast cut in cubes, but you can use whole breasts too.

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The chicken was added to the mushroom gravy and brought to an uncovered boil for 5-10 minutes

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All that was left was to bring the temp back to low and let it thicken for 15 – 20 minutes

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I served my portion over brown rice.

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I probably could have let the ‘gravy’ thicken up a bit more, but I was hungry and impatient. It wasn’t the prettiest meal, but the flavor was spot on. There was lots of spice thanks to my desire to always add as much pepper as possible to any gravy I’m making.

Derek took one bite, looked at me, and said “Babe, this is good.” When I get a compliment before the meal is over, I know I have a winner. 🙂

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On the side were some easy steam-in-a-bag brussels sprouts.

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And just in case you were wondering…. the Publix Pumpkin Pie ice cream is quite possibly the BEST pumpkin ice cream I’ve ever had. I spontaneously brought home a container this evening and I’m so glad I did. The best bites were the ones with pieces of graham cracker crust. Holy yum.

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The ice cream was the perfect answer for my slowly-getting-worse-as-the-day-progresses sore throat. Ugh. I thought it was gone, but it was only hibernating. Maybe more sleep will help?

Good Night!

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