ONE SKILLET CHICKEN WITH GARLICKY MUSHROOM CREAM SAUCE

Another one skillet chicken recipe! This easy chicken dinner is made with sautéed garlic and mushrooms and topped with a creamy sauce. I used chicken breasts for this recipe, but chicken thighs would be delicious too!

ONE SKILLET CHICKEN WITH GARLICKY MUSHROOM CREAM SAUCE

INGREDIENTS:
  1. 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (or thighs)
  2. salt and pepper
  3. 1 cup chicken broth
  4. 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  5. ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  6. ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  7. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  8. 8 ounces baby bella (cremini) mushrooms, sliced
  9. ⅓ cup finely diced shallots (or red onions)
  10. 2 tablespoons butter
  11. ¼ cup heavy cream
  12. 2 tablespoons chopped parsley (or basil)

DIRECTIONS:
  • Using a mallet, pound down the chicken breasts/thighs into ½ inch thickness. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper on both sides of the chicken.
  • In a 2 cup measuring cup or a small bowl, combine the chicken broth, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, and dried thyme.
  • Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat the oven to 375ºF.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium high heat. Add the mushrooms and allow to brown for 3-4 minutes stirring as required to brown both sides. Remove the mushrooms to a plate (use one large enough to remove chicken as well).