Boneless Chicken pan seared in a skillet; then simmered in mushroom brandy cream sauce. Serve over rice with your favorite vegetable for a quick weeknight meal.
My husband and I went out to a local restaurant and ordered one of their specials for the evening. It was chicken stuffed with prosciutto and cheese topped with a mushroom brandy cream sauce.
He LOVED the sauce so I made this one pan Chicken in a Mushroom Brandy Cream Sauce.
The entire meal took only 30 minutes from start to finish. To save more time I could have purchased thinly sliced chicken breasts.
Instead, I used the larger chicken breast and trimmed them down myself to 2-ounces each by slicing them horizontally into thinner pieces.
How do you make Chicken in a Mushroom Brandy Cream Sauce?
After slicing the chicken, I heated a small amount of extra virgin olive oil and butter in a large sauté pan and cooked the chicken 2-3 minutes per side until they were cooked through.
Next, I removed the chicken from the pan and kept them covered to keep warm.
Then I added sliced mushrooms to the pan and cooked them down for about 3-4 minutes; then formed a roux by adding some flour; then added brandy, low sodium chicken broth, fresh chopped parsley and a bit of heavy cream.
You could also use half & half; it just helps to give the sauce a creamy consistency. Finally add the chicken back to the pan; then simmer it on low for another 10 minutes.
In previous posts, I’ve mentioned that I’ve been trying to lower my cholesterol and lose weight naturally without medication by eating better and exercising.
I am happy to report that at my recent doctors visit I have lost 26 lbs., have lowered my total cholesterol by 45 points and my triglycerides by 126 points in 3 months. I still have a way to go, but I think that’s pretty good progress!
So far, I’ve been able to do this by keeping track of my daily calories on My Fitness Pal and walking several times per week. I also do not deprive myself of the foods I love.
Which brings me back to this Chicken in a Mushroom Brandy Cream Sauce. Now you’re probably thinking that because this recipe is cream sauce based that it has a lot of calories.
However, because I only used a little bit of fat and heavy cream, a 4oz. serving is only 242 calories.
And, might I just add that this recipe was amazing! I served ours with brown rice and steamed vegetables and my family just loved it. ~Enjoy!
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Chicken in a Mushroom Brandy Cream Sauce
- Add the olive oil and butter to a large sauté pan and cook the chicken 2-3 minutes per side over medium high heat until they are cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan and cover to keep warm.
- Add the mushrooms to the pan and cook them down for about 3-4 minutes; then add the flour to form a roux.
- Add the brandy, chicken broth, parsley and heavy cream and stir until the sauce thickens slightly; then add the chicken back to the pan and simmer on low for another 10 minutes.