CREPES WITH CREAMY CHICKEN AND MUSHROOM FILLING

Crepes stuffed with creamy chicken and mushroom filling – these crepes are made from scratch, and the savory filling makes them a perfect dinner!
I once had delicious crepes with creamy chicken and mushroom filling in a small French bakery, and they were so good, I’ve craved them ever since and always wanted to reproduce them. This is my attempt to do so – and I am very happy with the result!

CREPES WITH CREAMY CHICKEN AND MUSHROOM FILLING

Ingredients
Crepes:

  • homemade crepes
  • gluten free crepes

Crepe filling:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound Portobello mushrooms , sliced
  • 1 cup chicken , cooked or grilled, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons butter , unsalted
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese , shredded
  • 1/2 chicken bouillon cube or more, to taste
  • salt to taste
  • chopped green onions or chives for garnis

Instructions

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add sliced Portobello mushrooms, sprinkle with salt, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring and tossing mushrooms until they get soft and release juices. Add cooked chicken, stir with mushrooms for 1-2 minutes to warm it up. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and keep covered.
  • In a medium pan or a skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter, add 2 tablespoons of flour, cook and stir for about 1 minute to form a roux.
  • Pour milk into the hot flour-butter mixture gradually, while whisking. Continue cooking the mixture, constantly stirring, on medium or high heat until the mixture bubbles and thickens – about 1 or 2 minutes. Add 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, Parmesan cheese, and gradually add 1/4 or 1/2 of chicken bouillon cube, to taste. Don't add a whole cube right away, just add enough to make the sauce flavorful.
  • Add the white creamy sauce to the mushroom-chicken mixture. You don't need to add all of the white sauce to the mushrooms - add just enough to coat the mushrooms and chicken. You can always add more white sauce if needed. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper if necessary.
  • There are 2 ways to fill the crepes. Place some of the mushroom mixture in the center of the crepe vertically in a shape of a thick line, then fold two opposite sides of the crepe inwards - like you see on the photos. Or, place some of the mushroom mixture on half of the crepe, then fold the other remaining half of the crepe over on top.