Thursday, October 16, 2008

Chicken & Cream of Mushroom Over Egg Noodles

This is courtesy of Rachael Ray, and is SO yummy. My kids and husband love it! I serve some steamed broccoli alongside.

1 pound egg noodles
4 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 1/2 lbs thin-cut, boneless, skinless chicken or chicken tenders, cut into bite-size pieces
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 lb cremini mushrooms, large ones cut into quarters and small ones cut in half
3 tbsp butter, divided
1 tbsp flour
2 cups chicken stock, divided
1/2 cup heavy cream or half-and-half
1-2 tbsp Dijon mustard
20 chives, chopped
1/4 cup chopped parsley

1. Place a large, covered pot of water over high heat and bring up to a boil for the egg noodles. Season water with salt and cook the noodles according to package directions.

2. While the water is coming up to a boil, preheat a large skillet over high heat with 2 tbsp olive oil. Add the chicken, spreading it out in an even layer, and season with salt and pepper. Cook 3 minutes on each side.

3. In another large preheated skillet, heat remaining 2 tbsp olive oil and add the mushrooms. Cook until tender, stirring occasionally. Once the mushrooms have browned up, season them with salt and pepper.

4. Melt 1 tbsp butter in the mushroom skillet, then add the flour. Cook for 1 minute and whisk in 1 1/2 cups chicken stock, the heavy cream, and Dijon mustard.

5. While the mushroom skillet is coming up to a bubble, add remaining 1/2 cup chicken stock to the skillet with the chicken and scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to loosen up the browned bits on the bottom of the skillet. Transfer chicken and the liquid to the skillet with the mushrooms. Stir to combine, and cook about 1 minute more, or until thick.

6. Drain and then return the noodles to the pot and add the 2 tbsp butter, a little salt, pepper, chives, and parsley and stir to melt the butter.

7. To serve, divide the noodles between 4 serving plates, spoon the chicken and mushrooms over the noodles, and garnish with chives.


scrpldy said...

cant wait to try this one!!!

Lisa Ross said...

Tried this today... yum! My husband really liked it as well, which surprised me. This recipe is definitely a keeper :-)