Fall Mushroom Chicken

Wild mushrooms were once primarily a fall and winter delicacy; now they’re cultivated on farms year-round. Their earthiness adds a rich depth to a simple sauce, turning plain chicken breasts into a comforting cool-weather dinner.


NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 290
Fat: 10.5g
Saturated fat: 4.4g
Monounsaturated fat: 3.5g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.5g
Protein: 42.1g
Carbohydrate: 5.5g
Fiber: 0.8g
Cholesterol: 114mg
Iron: 1.9mg
Sodium: 526mg
Calcium: 34mg



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Ingredients

• 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken
  breast halves
• 2 teaspoons canola oil
• ½ teaspoon salt, divided
• ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
• ¼ cup chopped shallots
• 1 (8-ounce) package pre-sliced Crimini
  (baby portabella) mushrooms
• 2 minced garlic cloves
• ½ cup dry white wine
• 1½ teaspoons all-purpose flour
• 3/4 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken
  broth
• 2 tablespoons butter
• 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme



PREPARATION
Prep Time: 35 minutes


1. Place each piece of chicken between 2
    sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; use
    a meat mallet or small skillet to pound
    to ½-inch thickness.
2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over
    medium-high heat. Add canola oil and
    swirl to coat the pan.
3. Season chicken with ¼ teaspoon salt
    and pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook
    3 minutes on each side or until done.
    Transfer chicken to a serving platter;
    lightly cover to keep warm.
4. Add shallots and mushrooms to pan;
    sauté for 4 minutes or until browned,
    stirring occasionally.
5. Add garlic; sauté for 1 minute, stirring
    constantly.
6. Stir in wine, scraping pan with rubber
    spatula to loosen browned bits. Bring
    mixture to a boil and cook until liquid
    almost evaporates.
7. Sprinkle with remaining teaspoon salt
    and flour; cook 30 seconds, stirring
    constantly.
8. Add broth to pan and bring sauce back
    to a boil. Cook 2 minutes more, or until
    slightly thickened.
9. Remove pan from heat; stir in butter and
    thyme until the butter melts.
10. Serve sauce over cooked chicken.









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