Chicken with mushrooms

Chicken with mushrooms

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(96 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
A healthy and low calorie chicken casserole with bacon, peas and a parsley sauce - use chicken thighs for extra flavour and juiciness

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal260
  • fat13g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre3g
  • protein32g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 500g boneless, skinless chicken thigh
  • flour, for dusting



    Flour is a powdery ingredient usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As…

  • 50g cubetti di pancetta



    Pancetta is Italian cured pork belly - the equivalent of streaky bacon. It has a deep, strong,…

  • 300g small button mushroom
  • 2 large shallot, chopped



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 250ml chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 50g frozen pea
  • small handful parsley, finely chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan. Season and dust the chicken with flour, brown on all sides. Remove. Fry the pancetta and mushrooms until softened, then remove.

  2. Add the final tbsp oil and cook shallots for 5 mins. Add the stock and vinegar, bubble for 1-2 mins. Return the chicken, pancetta and mushrooms and cook for 15 mins. Add the peas and parsley and cook for 2 mins more, then serve.

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Comments (85)

jeanius's picture

Absolutely superb, only thing I did different was add a couple of cloves of garlic with the onions, which were small shallots halved. Best chicken recipe we have tried for ages.

lizleicester's picture

This is really delicious. I used 2 x red onions instead of shallots, and chopped up smoked bacon instead of pancetta. Tasty and easy to make.

cshobbs's picture

Lovely! I used a sweet pepper rather than the shallots.

Daniela Farrugia's picture

This was amazing! :) it was very delicious and tasteful :) Did everything as the recipe except pancetta as I did not have. Will include them though next time.

This is a new mid-week favourite. Husband enjoyed it and will definitely do it again.

sophiechicken's picture

love this recipe, i swapped the peas for sweetcorn and added fresh garlic and served with mashed potato :) lovely mid week tea :)

plummy's picture

Delicious and very easy. I added a splash of white wine and a tablespoon of creme fraiche, as I had them the cupboard, didn't have any parsley so used dried rosemary. Served with pasta but I think it would work well with rice or potatoes. Will definitely make it again.

kkonthego's picture

Absolutely delicious ! I didnt have shallots . . . used red onion and worked just fine.

sophiechicken's picture

made this last night. added garlic and swapped the peas for sweetcorn. very tasty

shedley's picture

Love this recipe! I also added garlic and then stirred in some soft cheese right at the end! Delicious!

jen83's picture

Very easy to make. Tip - add garlic when frying the mushrooms for extra flavour and add a couple of tbsp of plain flour to the sauce whilst cooking to thicken it up. Tasty. I used chicken on the bone this time (so had to cook for longer) but next time will use chicken breasts

pinkfluffychic's picture

Forgot to rate 4*

pinkfluffychic's picture

I used smoked bacon instead of pancetta, and didn't have any parsley so I cooked rosemary with the onions. I also added a teaspoon of dijon mustard into the sauce and cooked garlic with the mushrooms and bacon.
A very nice dish and it is 1 pot too, which always adds points in my book :)

Billyralphie's picture

I left out the pancetta in this to make even more healthy, used 650g of chicken rather than 500g and made the stock up to 300ml. Also added half a tsp of ground ginger and it fed 5 (with accompaniments). No need to add cream or flour to make a thicker sauce if you're a little generous with the flour dusting.

Absolutely delicious.

december09's picture

It was abit bland, i added a teaspoon of tomatoe paste with some chilli to give It a kick served with rice

sarahigham1's picture

Great recipe, we use diced chicken breast and add garlic when cooking the mushrooms :) goes great with cous cous

moggydrip's picture

Delicious! We had it with roast potatoes and carrots. Will deffo make this again.

vfrawley's picture

Great recipe, sauce turned out perfectly, just added a little cornflour at the end to thicken it up. Very tasty though!


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